Copy data management provider Actifio has helped a major US college sharply curb its storage bills. Bryant University had been facing a storage “explosion” resulting from a surge in campus technology application endpoints.
“Technology is an invaluable learning tool at the university, which means that I need to plan for maximum uptime and availability,” comments the university’s senior IT director, Rich Siedzik.
To try and cut costs from managing that growing data mountain, as well as better protect student, staff and organisational data, Siedzik and his team plan to replace all of Bryant’s legacy storage area network data replication technology with Actifio’s “radically simple” copy data approach instead.
The move is expected to free up a remarkable 15 per cent of the institution’s storage capacity – which will deliver at least $200,000 back in savings. It also delivers superior performance, too. “If there’s a site failure, I can easily and automatically sync back our unique data,” enthuses Siedzik, “that gives more peace of mind, from a solution that costs us dramatically less than the system we were using before.”
Actifio’s solutions help businesses recover data instantly for 90 per cent less of alternative approaches.