Educational Institutions Benefit from DataCore Storage Virtualization

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 [email protected], 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

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.

To learn more, please contact us at (877) 780-5111 and mention that you're in the education sector, or email us.

American Educational Institutions who have purchased DataCore Software include:

  • American River College
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berkshire School
  • Capital Community College
  • Daytona Beach Community College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Los Rios Community College District
  • Louisburg College
  • Midway College
  • Midwestern University
  • Mount Anthony Middle School
  • Mount St. Mary’s University
  • North Star Charter School
  • Notre Dame Academy
  • NY Network
  • Rogue Community College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Shenandoah School Corporation
  • Spalding University
  • Sullivan University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University at Kingsville
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Utah - Education Network
  • University of Utah, School of Medicine
  • Utica College
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Wittenberg University

Oxford UniversityArizona State UniversityUniversity of Manchester

DataCore Solutions help Education users:

  • Avoid risks – By preventing storage from becoming a major source of disruptions or a single point of failure.
  • Boost Productivity – By speeding up responses (accelerating disk read/write performance by a factor of 2 to 3 times) while eliminating storage-related downtime.
  • Contain Costs – By taking advantage of existing drives/arrays and lower cost devices in a SAN to significantly reduce capital expenditures. DataCore enables customers to optimize their utilization rates (typically from 40% to over 80%) and defer spending on capacity expansion because they offer SAN-wide thin provisioning, pooling and low-impact snapshots.
  • Protect Investments – By maintaining the same SAN-wide functions across multiple generations of hardware devices and manufacturers. This also enables the movement of DataCore’s solutions to faster, higher performance platforms when desired – in order to increase performance, scalability and overall value.

Academic Institutions from Around the World Who use DataCore:

  • Australia – Murdoch University, Scotch College, The College of Nursing
  • Austria – Technische Universitaet TU Wien ZID
  • Canada – Vancouver School Board, University of Western Ontario
  • China – Beijing Film Academy, Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce
  • France – Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL and affiliates: CNRS, Université Paris VI, Université Versailles St Quentin, IRD, Ecole Polytechnique, ENS Paris), Ecole de Travail ORT (CFA), Ecole nationale de la magistrature, International Space University, UFR - Université Reims Champagne-Ardennes, IUT de Nice
  • Germany – Freie Universitaet Berlin - Fachbereich Veterinaermedizin, Julius Maximilians Universitaet Wuerzburg, Justus Liebig Universitaet Giessen, Universitaet Bamberg, Universitaet Bonn, Universitaet Erlangen Medizinisches IK-Zentrum MIK, Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg, Universitaet Passau
  • Korea – Chodang University, Daekyo, Open Cyber University
  • The Netherlands – Veluws College
  • Norway – Universitet i Stavanger
  • Portugal – Reitoria da Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa
  • Switzerland – Gemeindeschulen Neuenkirch, Leysin American School 
  • Taiwan – Taipei Medical University, Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan
  • Thailand – Bangkok Patana School 
  • United Kingdom – Amersham & Wycombe College, Barry College, Bishop Stopford CofE School, Blackpool & The Fylde College, Bournemouth & Poole College, Corpus Christi College, Cowplain Community School, Eastbourne College, Hertford College (University of Oxford), Huddersfield Technical College, Hull College Of Further Education, Institute of Education, Jesus College (University of Oxford), King's College London (University of London), Kirklees College, Magdalen College (University of Oxford), Marlborough College, Marlwood School, Murray Edwards College - New Hall (University of Cambridge), Nuffield College, Oriel College, Oxford University - Department of Physics, Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS), Pembroke College (University of Oxford), Queen Mary, University of London Foundation, Royal Northern College of Music, School of Architectural Association, Sheffield Hallam University, St Anthony's College, Stantonbury Campus, Tertiary College Coleg Gwent, The Open University, The University of Westminster, UCAS, University of Buckingham, University Of Gloucestershire, Wadham College, Warwick University, Weston College of Further Education, Wootton Bassett School.

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.

Case Studies


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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

Oxford University

"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

School District

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