Reduce Storage Costs in Education

As data continues to grow at an exponential rate, the majority of Education IT budgets are staying flat or even shrinking. How does IT handle this explosion of data without disrupting applications, students, and faculty?

They use Komprise

Komprise provides a comprehensive solution with  crucial analytics and insight into data across storage for academic organizations and the data management they need to lower storage costs by up to 70%. And, users and applications see no disruption – they continue to access files exactly as before, even when data is in the cloud.

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, 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, which is undesirable.

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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 provides Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) from Central IT to the various departments. Central IT offers different classes of storage at different chargeback price points, but getting departments to adopt a mix of primary and secondary storage was a challenge.

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Key Benefits for Education

Cost Saving

Maximize your tight IT budget by identifying and moving inactive (cold) data off expensive on primary storage using Komprise. Komprise lets you identify cold data across your organization and set policies that are both cost-effective and can be tailored to meet the needs of individual departments.

Simple to Use

Komprise is radically simple to deploy and use. In 15 minutes, you can start getting visibility into data growth and usage. Use our planning and analysis tools to plug in your unique costs to get real ROI calculations based on the objectives you can set globally or modify for each individual department.


Komprise moves data transparently so students and faculty see their files as if nothing has changed. Komprise does this without the use of static stubs or by making changes to hot data paths so you always will have access to files.

Modern Architecture

The volume of data being produced by academic organizations is exploding. Komprise software utilizes a shared-nothing grid architecture that grows on demand and to handle this massive scale of data with intelligent automation.

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