A Study in Storage: K-12 Storage Consolidation and Backup
South Country School District encompasses six schools and administrative offices spread over 16 square miles of Long Island, NY. Three key issues faced the district: the number of servers was becoming a management problem; the servers were nearing the end of their useful life; and the backup window was becoming unmanageable. It quickly became obvious that all of the district's storage issues could be resolved with the StoreVault S500. Storage could be dynamically allocated to user groups as required without disruption; it provided both NAS and iSCSI SAN connectivity out of the box, therefore consolidating aging servers and reducing management costs; and the NetApp Snapshot technology would dramatically improve the backup process.