Brazil’s largest and most prestigious public university, University of São Paulo (USP) produces more doctorate degrees annually than any other university in the world and ranks fifth in number of scientific articles published. Relentless dedication to advancing research in all areas of knowledge and accelerating time to discovery have helped USP become one of the world’s leading research organizations.

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Provisioning IT resources for research was a costly and bureaucratic process that could take up to a year to complete. To maintain its prominence among the world’s most competitive and innovative institutions, USP needed a fast and flexible IT infrastructure that could stay ahead of users’ needs.

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In 2012, USP consolidated the university’s 150 data centers into 6 data centers and brought all of its corporate, educational, and research environments together in a streamlined private cloud built on the NetApp® FlexPod® platform.

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With NetApp, USP was able to:

  • Slash delivery times for IT services from months to minutes.
  • Deliver a mobile-enabled cloud platform for remote research and online instruction.
  • Reduce storage requirements by 90% despite 300% growth in data.
  • Free 30% of IT headcount for strategic projects.
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