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Renowned Educational Institute Counts on StoneFly USO™ to

Deliver Unmatched Data Services

 

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Challenges:
  •  Microsoft offers availability for Office 365 data but not granular level recovery and point in time restore options.
  • Companies have to be compliant. They need long-term retention of data for compliance which is not offered by Microsoft Office 365
  • The long term retention of data.
  • Management of data and workloads of growing business.
  • Data protection, with complete backup and disaster recovery strategy.
  • Complete control over the data
Solution:
  • StoneFly USO™ – HyperScale NAS-SAN Object Scale Out Storage Appliance
Results:
  • Attained number of hours for productivity
  • Seamless Scalability
  • Cost-effective
  • Industry level compliance
  • All time Availability
  • Fast Data recovery

Company

Our client, an educational institute in the United States, provides theoretical and experimental learning programs. These programs provide quality and innovative experiences to the students with

their main focus as to enhance the cerebral growth of the students.  The institute serves more than 6,400 students, which build up strong community connections through field studies, volunteer opportunities, civic engagements and internships.

 

Industry

Education

 

Challenge

Similar to any other educational institution, this institute generates terabytes of data daily. The existing outdated infrastructure with manual backups on-premise was unreliable and inefficient at managing data. Manual process was time consuming and at times it would take weeks to manage their storage systems. Prone to frequent errors, the IT management team would have to constantly backup the data to avoid any disruption of information.

 Due to their geographical location, the institute is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes that could possibly affect productivity and quality of education. In order to mitigate the risk of losing valuable and sensitive data, the institute required a reliable, cost-effective and scalable solution for storage, backup and disaster recovery.

 

Solution

Stonefly’s Unified Scale-Out (USO) Converged storage appliance offered a flexible, high-performance and cost-effective advantage over the existing infrastructure. With the new converged infrastructure, the institute was able to reduce operational expenses through it’s high-scalability features allowing them to allocate their budget in different areas as needed. Simple and inexpensive to deploy, Stonefly’s solution provided automated storage, backup and disaster recovery services through their single centralized management interface. Stonefly’s patented software-defined storage solution, Stonefusion, comes pre-configured, enabling users to manage, control and monitor their NAS, iSCSI and object storage resources using a user-friendly and easy-to-use GUI. StoneFusion also comes with built-in encryption functionalities that protects any data from being compromised.

 

Results

Attained number of hours for productivity

The automation features offered by StoneFly’s Unified Scale-Out Converged Storage Appliance (USO™) eliminated the time consuming manual processes for storage and data backup. The advanced reporting also allows users to monitor their resources if any problem occurs.

 

Seamless Scalability

The existing unstructured data can be streamlined while migrating over to the new infrastructure. The seamless scalability allows users to scale up and scale down accordingly based on their need. Not only does it allow for an improved backup process but it also delivers backups to Azure, AWS and any S3 repository.

 

Cost-effective

With high availability active/active cluster nodes the failover and failback is simple. Legacy infrastructure can be a nuisance and are vulnerable to disasters. StoneFly’s Unified Scale-Out Converged Storage Appliance (USO™) is a cost-effective and simple solution.

 

Industry Level Compliance

The safety of valuable and sensitive information is always a key concern. With StoneFly, users can ensure that their data is protected and compliant with all privacy regulations.

 

Availability at All Times

The appliance ensures high-availability as a scale out and fully featured SAN (iSCSI and optional FC), NAS(NFS, SMB/CIFS).

 

Fast Data recovery

“With a test in the East coast region, we now have confidence that we could recover data in the event of a disaster. Instead of weeks, the time to recover data has now been greatly reduced to a few hours.” said a member of the IT management team.

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