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More technology—and the recent need to educate more students than ever online—has led to rapid growth in the quantity and type of data being stored by universities. IT decision-makers face the challenge of providing the right technology and sufficient data storage capacity to serve the wide-ranging needs of students, research faculty, and varied departments within an ever-tightening storage budget.
Cloudian makes an ideal backup target that is both fast and up to 70% less costly than other disk-based targets.
“The Insider’s Guide to Cost-Effective Storage Solutions for Higher Education” is packed with use cases for object storage at colleges and universities, including:
Uses an on-prem active archive object storage (AAOS) built on Cloudian for a true hybrid cloud experience
Saves space, time, and costs using Cloudian with Commvault as the basis for their backup platform
Achieves cost savings by deploying Cloudian object storage for NAS offload, backup, and collaboration
Realizes secure, seamless hybrid cloud by managing and protecting sensitive research data with Cloudian
Entrusted with protecting the data of nearly 30,000 users, the University of Leicester realized their aging data servers posed a serious risk of downtime for their users. Recognizing this was not an option, the data center team jumped into action.
With Cloudian and Commvault, the University no longer has to worry about a single point of failure in its backup infrastructure. This means the team can refresh media servers when needed—including taking advantage of technology advances—with no disruption.
Other benefits include:
“We did a lot to try and break it. It wasn’t a problem at all. Everything just worked.”
— Mark Penny, Systems Specialist-Infrastructure, Leicester University
Microsoft Office 365 offers geo-redundancy, which protects your student, faculty, and research data held in Office from site or device failure. But it does not replace backup. With geo-redundancy alone, you have limited recovery options if the university’s data is accidentally deleted or maliciously attacked.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 (VBO) paired with Cloudian HyperStore protects your Office 365 data from accidental deletion, rogue staff/students, and malware. From VBO, Office 365 backups are stored directly to Cloudian, providing a fast, on-campus, disk-based data protection solution for your institution at up to 70% less cost than traditional storage solutions.
A BitSight Insights report found that 13 percent of all higher education institutions were attacked with ransomware in 2016, compared to 5.9 percent for government, 3.5 percent for healthcare, 3.2 percent for retail, and 1.5 percent for financial organizations.
As ransomware continues to paralyze public and private universities globally, Cloudian and Veeam can provide you with hardened ransomware protection.
Cloudian HyperStore 7.2 and Veeam Availability Suite V10 support Object Lock, or WORM, which allows backup data copies to be made unchangeable for a set period of time, preventing hacker encryption or deletion and ensuring a clean data copy for reliable recovery.
Other solution benefits include:
Cloudian HyperStore SEC17a-4 Cohasset Assessment Report
Cloudian HyperStore 7.2 meets the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules (FIPS PUB 140-2). Get this compliance assessment from Cohasset Associates to learn how Cloudian HyperStore, when properly configured, also meets the following US government security standards:
Other protection techniques can be compromised, so learn how your institution can get a truly immutable ransomware protection solution.
Extract more insights for 60% less cost with object storage
Splunk SmartStore and Cloudian HyperStore together let you decouple the compute and storage layers, so you can independently scale those resources to best serve workload demands.
This demo shows a fully functional Splunk SmartStore/Cloudian HyperStore solution — from setup to searching data residing on a remote Cloudian HyperStore.