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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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Don't Risk IT: Modernize Campus Infrastructure to Address Cybersecurity: White Paper

Aging network infrastructures are common in higher education, where refresh cycles often focus on the more visible components of the network. As major security breaches at colleges and universities continue, institutions are realizing they’re taking unnecessary risks by operating network equipment beyond the end of its supported life. Download this informative Industry Perspective to learn how IT leaders in higher education are addressing these issues.


The Critical Balance of Security and Access: White Paper

During a recent webcast sponsored by SonicWALL, Mehran Basiratmand, Chief Technology Officer at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, FL, explained how FAU is working to keep its networks, its student information, and its records secure. At the same time, FAU is leveraging high performance computing, mobility, and other new technologies to best serve its 30,000 students spread across six campuses.


Fast, Reliable Performance: White Paper

Kingston’s KC400 SSD not only is 15 times faster than a hard drive, it comes with a five-year warranty as well! Kingston solid-state drives are known for helping extend the lifecycle and dramatically improve the performance of PCs. Kingston SSDs will make your system boot, shut down quicker, and load applications faster. They are ideal for notebooks and desktops to increase the performance of your demanding multimedia applications!


Case Study: St. Andrew's College: White Paper

St. Andrew’s has embraced technology as a critical tool in enhancing the learning experience. Interactive projectors, HD TV screens in the classroom, a campus-wide wireless network, and other elements help make lessons more engaging; however, there is one vital device which plays a more important role. Download this case study to learn how St. Andrew's partnered with Fujitsu to equip all students and faculty members with LIFEBOOK T5010 Tablet PCs.


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.