Date Added: Feb 2010
Coppin State University is an historically black university located on a 45-acre campus in west central Baltimore, Maryland. Coppin State University's vision is to create an educational environment that fosters the highest-possible level of student academic excellence and creativity. To this end, Coppin strives to leverage best-of-breed technology to make learning and program administration in liberal arts teaching more effective. The University's challenge was to minimize costs while implementing storage for mission-critical applications, VMware, and DR. Based on the university's needs, Presidio proposed a NetApp solution to address all critical requirements, including high performance, manageability, high availability, in-budget disaster recovery, and space-reduction technologies for improved efficiency and capacity utilization, which are especially helpful to Coppin's virtualized infrastructure initiatives.