Greening the data center-- and cashing in on the resulting energy savings-- is an achievable goal. Here, two different approaches.
Data backup had increasingly become a major challenge at the University of St. Thomas. With a growing body of data in its Banner enterprise resource planning system, its Blackboard installation, departmental needs, and personal storage directories set at 500 MB for every one of the 11,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members, data stores were gobbling up terabytes of space.
Vembu Technologies has released backup software specifically meant for the education market. StoreGrid Education Edition is designed as a workstation and server backup solution for on-campus backups, with optional offsite replication capabilities.
North Carolina's Elon University. located on a historic campus away from urban centers, wanted to maintain the secure atmosphere that its 5,400 students valued. In fact, a feeling of safety is part of the university's appeal, according to Christopher Waters, director of IT and assistant CIO.
A team of physicists, computer scientists, and network engineers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)--with partners from a number of other universities and science organizations--set new records for sustained data transfer among storage systems during the SuperComputing 2008 conference held in Austin, TX.
The University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business has purchased Xiotech's Emprise 7000 storage area network (SAN) to increase network performance and improve storage management in a virtualized IT environment as the school transitions to a virtual server infrastructure.
One campus found that one in six USB devices was loaded with malware that could infect computers. What should your campus be doing?
The University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation Institute, working with Sun Microsystems, has completed the first stage of the living history project that has captured more than 100,000 hours of interviews of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust.
Sun Microsystems has recently announced the availability of its new Unified Storage Systems, the Sun Storage 7000 family. Also know as Amber Road, the initial release includes three products: the Sun Storage 7110, 7210, and 7410.
The Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR) within Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University's School of Medicine in St. Louis is using BlueArc's Titan to provide back-end storage for a VMware virtual server environment serving the Center's bioimaging research. CCIR is using Titan as the backend for 60-plus VMware ESX virtual machines.