Virtualization: Have You Overlooked Storage?
If you’re a part of a college, university, public school system, school district or some other educational entity, you are no doubt under increased pressure to save money wherever possible. Server and desktop virtualization have many cost-saving benefits, as you well know, but they leave out one very important piece: your storage. DataCore completes the virtualization picture and enables you to save money by avoiding ‘rip-and-replace’ of existing storage assets and gaining the best utilization and performance of current equipment; while addressing that critical need for keeping your data highly available.
Moreover, because DataCore cares about education and sees it as a strategic investment for the future, we provide qualified academic institutions with access to special promotional offers and extra discounts on virtualization software packages. Contact your trusted solution provider for details (Don't have a solution provider? Call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we can help you find one).
Educational institutions of all sizes are embracing the DataCore software-based approach to storage virtualization in order to enable them to overcome storage-related funding roadblocks, downtime and performance issues. Why not join their ranks?
Related: Growing Number of Educational Institutions Adopt DataCore Software-Defined Storage to Reduce Storage Costs, Protect Data and Eliminate Downtime
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software, learn more and join the growing academic community realizing the
benefits of DataCore.
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Discounts up to 30%!
DataCore is committed to fostering education and has put in place an education program with special discounts of up to 30% for software, learn more and join the growing academic community realizing the benefits of DataCore.
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Stories from Satisfied Customers
Thunderbird School of Global Management
“Due to the software-defined storage approach of DataCore’s SANsymphony-V, we now no longer have storage vendor lock-in, which gives us greater purchasing power and we can grow cost-effectively as needed using the cost/performance metrics needed at the time of growth. Plus, additional functionality such as auto-tiering has added to the performance increases we have seen.” - Johan Reinalda, Senior Director Network Infrastructure and Support Services at Thunderbird School of Global Management
Barren County Schools
“For all intents and purposes, we are 100% virtual. The biggest benefit for us was realizing a virtualized data infrastructure. Because we adopted storage virtualization, we now can deploy any storage hardware behind our environment that we want. Beyond this - with DataCore we were able to repurpose old equipment.”
- Steve Gumm, IT Director
"The DataCore and VMware solution allows us to plug in and support storage and virtual servers as and when we need, ultimately DataCore provides a cost-effective storage solution that we are happy to recommend."
- Jon Hutchings, University Computing Services
Lakota Local Schools
“With a continually growing enterprise dependent on network based solutions, DataCore allowed us to implement a virtual infrastructure at a fraction of the cost and support of other storage solutions. As a result, we were able to virtualize several central systems, resulting in power, cooling and space savings as well as add additional redundancy.”
- Todd Wesley, Network Operations Administrator for Lakota Local Schools
Rocklin Unified School District
“We had to put in place a virtual storage network that had the agility to keep up, while also providing the needed fault tolerant failover protection to safeguard our storage and maximize overall system uptime. Now, we have rolled out a new VMware and Citrix infrastructure in support of our applications. And DataCore is the underlying foundation for all of it.”
- Glenn Baker, Systems Engineer, Rocklin Unified School District
Saginaw Intermediate School District
“We were also really won over by the fact that DataCore is an affordable solution for achieving high availability. And the transition from physical to virtual was seamless – nobody even knew it happened. Through DataCore thin-provisioning, we were able to migrate the servers we needed to, during the day, without causing any downtime to a school district.”
- Jeff Johnson, Director of Technical Services, Saginaw Intermediate