McNeese State University is located in southwestern Louisiana in Lake Charles, with its freshwater marshes, scenic rivers and warm sandy beaches. Their challenges are to brace for the threat of hurricanes and other potential disasters by proactively protecting university operations and infrastructure. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have implemented a robust disaster recovery plan with NetApp FAS3210 and FAS2040 storage systems in primary and secondary data centers and VMware for virtualization. The results of implementing NetApp were established critical replication between onsite and offsite data centers for disaster recovery, reduced physical servers from 30 to 5 through server virtualization and accelerated recovery times from hours to minutes.