Liberty University Protects Mission-Critical Data With NetApp MetroCluster Solution
Founded in 1971 and located in Lynchburg, Virginia, on a 5,000-acre campus called Liberty Mountain, Liberty University has grown over the past 5 years from a small Christian college with 4,000 students to a formidable university that today educates nearly 12,000 on-campus students and 36,000 online students. In addition to increases in enrollment and expansion of the online curriculum, Liberty's storage system was burdened by the growing number of e-mail accounts it supported. The University's challenge was to deliver high availability for all systems and applications, eliminate downtime, and lower costs. Liberty deployed 2 storage clusters comprised of NetApp FAS3070 and NetApp FAS3040 unified storage systems with as many as 200 physical and 120 to 150 virtual servers attached.