08 Apr Private cloud replaces antiquated IT infrastructure for $300K per year
Marian College’s IT infrastructure is undergoing a metamorphosis as the private liberal arts college undergoes its own transformation — into a university. Enrollment increases of 30% during the past three years had tapped out storage capacity, and as business needs changed IT couldn’t accommodate new requests quickly with its fixed, physical computing infrastructure. When the IT department began to explore options for a storage area network (SAN), it became apparent that a private cloud could meet new storage demands and more.
So starting two years ago, the IT department, working with an advisory council of local IT experts, laid out more than a dozen objectives it needed to achieve in the 36 months to support student growth and increased mobility, add disaster recovery and replace antiquated systems.
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