Date Added: Jul 2010
Lawrence Technological University has been educating leaders in the middle of the Great Depression. Their challenge is to support the university's educational mission with robust, reliable information systems, reduce server sprawl, support key academic applications such as SunGard and Blackboard, and manage application and database upgrades. Lawrence Technological University chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They implemented Virtualize IT infrastructure including Microsoft SQL Server using VMware server software and NetApp storage. They deployed full suite of storage management tools to streamline backups, streamline Oracle Database patching and protection, and simplify storage management. The results of deployment were reduced recovery time for Oracle Database by 92%, reduced time to provision virtual machine by 83% and reduced overall virtual machine storage by 70%.