Two years ago the University of San Francisco was grappling with an issue facing many growing institutions: how to safely and securely store the school's electronic information. After struggling to establish an in-house backup system, the California university made the jump to an on-demand solution.
The University of New Hampshire has completed the deployment of a new virtual tape library for data deduplication.
Earlham College in Richmond, IN has tripled its storage capacity by expanding its use of Nexenta Systems' unified storage. NexentaStor runs on ZFS, a Sun Microsystems open source high-capacity file system and logical volume manager that's also included in Sun's Solaris operating system.
The first of two conversations with Notre Dame CIO Gordon Wishon about sustainability in the data center. Here, Wishon focuses on virtualization. In two weeks, we'll complete the circle with a discussion of environmental initiatives.
Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA is making improvements to its digital storage solution with the implementation of Symantec's Veritas NetBackup and the selection of an off-site location for data storage.
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.