Reduce Storage Costs in Education

The monumental explosion of data is squeezing the IT budgets of most institutions, as they struggle to keep up. There is a way to get ahead – there is a way to do more with less and achieve cost-effective storage that offers the uninterrupted, anywhere access to your data that your faculty and students require. It is called Komprise.

Get Smart About Your Data

Komprise analyzes data usage across your environment, so you can make smart decisions around storage, backup, archiving and replication. Komprise helps you see which data is hot and which is cold, with ‘what-if’ reports that show you the potential impact moving cold data to low-cost storage options, such as the cloud, would have on your data footprint and return on investment. Many customers have been able to lower storage costs up to 70%, without any disruption to their users or applications.

The addition of Komprise in our file sharing infrastructure has significantly improved our understanding of the data. The ability to see the types, size, ages, and ownership of the files has improved the data management for both my team and clients of our service. Being able to sit down with clients and show them the data allows a level of understanding that was never before available. They are then able to make decisions about how to better manage their own data.
Steve DeGroat, Manager Enterprise Storage, Top Research University

Top Universities Choose Komprise

Steve DeGroat, Enterprise Storage Manager at Yale University, shares how his team uses Komprise Data Growth Analytics to partner with departments and build data management strategies that meet the needs of both the individual department, as well as university as a whole.

Use Cases

Cut Data Replication Costs by using Komprise to put a DR copy in the cloud

A major research university on the West Coast has accumulated petabytes of data sitting on Network Attached Storage (NAS). The traditional approach of protecting this data, by keeping a Demand Response (DR) copy on a mirrored environment, was too expensive and, therefore, untenable. As a result, the majority of data sitting on the NAS was not replicated and the University was at risk of data loss.

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Central IT gets departmental support and adoption of secondary storage by showing insights into each department’s data usage and cost savings

An Ivy League university provided Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) from its Central IT to its various departments to try to create efficiencies of scale. While Central IT offered different classes of storage at different chargeback price points, it was having trouble getting departments to see the value of adopting a mix of primary and secondary storage options.

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Key Benefits for Education

TRANSPARENT

Move data to secondary storage transparently, without disrupting the way students, faculty and applications access the information. For them, nothing changes – Komprise preserves the file hierarchy, NTFS permissions and metadata using dynamic links that allow users and apps to access the files just as they did before that data was archived.

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Komprise uses a shared-nothing architecture that grows on demand. Simply add more virtual appliances as needed to keep up with the growth of all the data being produced by your academic organization Komprise uses no central servers, agents, or static stubs, so there are no limits.

BIG SAVINGS

Reduce storage costs up to 70% by transparently archiving and replicating cold data to lower cost storage options. Komprise lets you set policies that can be applied globally or modified to meet the unique storage needs of different data types or departments in your institution.

SIMPLE TO USE

Give Komprise 15 minutes and you will get visibility into your data growth and usage. You can start making better decisions around capacity planning, archiving and retention. The “what-if” scenarios from Komprise also help you understand the projected impact of moving inactive data to secondary storage on your data footprint and return on investment (ROI).