Higher Education - OverviewUniversities are sharing information across campuses and across global communities. From research tools to library services, student information systems to registration systems, university systems generate massive amounts of irreplaceable data — unstructured, virtualized and structured. The large amount of data and its unpredictable growth bring management and cost challenges. Academic studies and digitized materials have a shelf life that can extend more than 100 years so managing the growth of data efficiently is imperative.
Frequently higher education entities’ storage infrastructures are built upon 20 year old architectures, bringing with them performance limitations and operational complexity.
Higher education institutes need easy to manage storage with performance headroom and low cost of capacity that fits within their limited budgets.
The Starboard SolutionLeading universities are turning to Starboard Storage for its easy-to-use flash-enabled hybrid storage systems. Starboard’s MAST architecture is purpose-built to eliminate the inefficiencies of traditional SAN and NAS storage.
Consolidating mixed workload environments onto one highly scalable system offers a real reduction in management complexity and TCO for educational institutions. The Starboard AC Series supports multiple storage protocols (CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel) and provides SSD performance at the cost of spinning disk. Higher education can now have it all: Low cost of capacity, high performance and low TCO that fits within tight budgets.
Read the case study:
UCLA – QPAM Realizes Reliability, Manageability and Performance Gains
University of Arizona – Consolidates its storage resources, protecting its high-volume imaging data and streamlining management.
The Starboard Storage AC Series is elegant, delivering data consolidation onto a single, scalable platform, with SSD performance at the lowest TCO in the industry.