New Council Examines Higher Education Data Recovery Topics
- By Dian Schaffhauser
In the face of explosive data growth on campus a consortium of colleges and universities concerned about their institutions' abilities to recover data and applications has formed a new council dedicated to the topic. The Higher Education Recovery Advisory Council (HERAC) will meet twice a year to discuss recovery issues, compare experiences with various recovery technologies and approaches, and learn about new recovery technologies on the horizon. The next meeting takes place on November 9, 2009 in San Jose, CA.
Formed by InMage, a vendor with products in the space, the council will be chaired by Sam David Haddad, consulting professor of engineering at Stanford University, and includes members not only from Stanford, but also University of California at Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, California Polytechnic State University, Brigham Young University, and Utah State University.
"As data growth skyrockets, higher education institutions are looking for ways to improve their IT infrastructure recovery capabilities," said Haddad. "HERAC provides an expert forum focused on information exchange in this important area of IT technology. Our goal is to improve the overall state of data protection and disaster recovery for higher education, and show these institutions how to cut costs in this area as well."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.