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Copiague Schools Achieves High Availability With Connected Technology and NetApp

Date Added: May 2010
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The Copiague Public School District is composed of a multicultural population of approximately 4,560 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. They wanted to improve availability in mission-critical Microsoft Exchange e-mail environment, increase storage capacity and establish a process for archiving e-mail to comply with regulatory Federal Rules for Compliance Procedure. The Copiague chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They implemented Citrix XenServer to virtualize the Exchange e-mail server environment, consolidate storage on NetApp to increase scalability, improve availability, and simplify backup. The results of deployment were increased reliability, established e-mail archiving essential for compliance and potential litigation support, doubled district-wide storage capacity, simplified storage management and eliminated need to monitor space usage, allowing staff to focus on other tasks.