Sustainability in the Data Center, Part I

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 U Improves Storage Technology and Processes

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.

The Green Data Center

Greening the data center-- and cashing in on the resulting energy savings-- is an achievable goal. Here, two different approaches.

Protecting Data at the University of St. Thomas

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 Tech Launches Data Backup Software for Schools

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.

The Master Security Plan: Digital Surveillance

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.

Caltech and Partners Set Data-Transfer World Record

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.

USC School of Business To Run Virtual Storage

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.

USB Device Nightmare Becomes Reality

One campus found that one in six USB devices was loaded with malware that could infect computers. What should your campus be doing?

USC Foundation Moves Holocaust Digital Archive to Sun Storage

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.

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