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University of San Diego Manages Skyrocketing Data Growth with NetApp: White Paper

The University of San Diego needed to accommodate their accelerated growth and make IT services more efficient. The University consolidated data storage on NetApp systems and used Cisco Catalyst switches to create a resilient, cost-effective virtualized infrastructure which reduced storage costs, accelerated development and testing activities, and enhanced data protection.

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macOS Security Checklist: White Paper

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark for macOS is widely regarded as a comprehensive checklist for organizations to follow to secure their Macs. This white paper from Jamf—the Apple Management Experts—will show you how to best implement the independent organizations’ recommendations.


Protecting Higher Education From Costly Data Breaches: White Paper

With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion as large corporations.


Understanding When to Choose a Workstation vs. PCs in Higher Education: White Paper

Technological innovations that were experimental, risky and cost-prohibitive just a few years ago are rapidly and widely being adopted in our workplaces, scientific and artistic pursuits, and learning institutions. Colleges and universities seek to take best advantage of such fast-changing technology as they compete for gifted students and high-profile faculty.


The Business Case for the Higher Education Cloud: White Paper

Leading universities want to remain competitive and continue to attract students and top faculty. Community colleges are pressed with serving students efficiently and effectively. Institutions at both ends of the spectrum clearly need to embrace fundamental changes in their most basic business processes and platforms. A critical factor in the planning for those changes includes finding the right partner to assist with a major platform shift to the cloud.


NetApp, Citrix and Cisco cordially invite you to be a part of the discussions as today’s technologies give birth to a powerfully flexible, anytime, anywhere environment that allows students and faculty to advance their educational experiences to the next level.
Imagine a simpler, faster, more secure way to access and share information. One that enables virtual access, leverages the latest in mobile devices, adapts to changes as fast as necessary, transforms traditional desktop computing and easily scales to handle growth.
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About the Sponsors

Citrix Citrix Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help K-12 and higher education institutions deliver IT as an on-demand service. Founded in 1989, Citrix combines virtualization, networking, and cloud computing technologies into a full portfolio of products that enable virtual work styles for students and faculty and virtual datacenters for IT.

NetAppNetApp is committed to delivering the most efficient, cost-effective storage and data management solutions to meet educational institutions' critical infrastructure needs. Our solutions cut IT costs in half, use up to 80% less storage than competitors, and accelerate projects and programs by enabling storage administrators to deploy entire infrastructures in minutes instead of weeks—without sacrificing performance or availability. Of course, less storage means reduced power, cooling, and space costs. You can meet green initiatives while saving money. NetApp delivers reliable solutions. A 2008 IDC study proved NetApp storage systems achieve greater than 99.999% availability in field-measured uptime. In addition, disaster recovery, backup, and compliance services are all built into a single storage platform and available on demand. You can backup data in minutes and recover it in seconds. NetApp thin provisioning allows you to grow and shrink storage volumes to meet the exact needs for every department or application—without disrupting operations or wasting storage.