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Barry University

Delivering reliable data services to students and faculty required a storage infrastructure that is flexible and easy for a small IT staff to manage.
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Barry University

At the top of its class with uninterrupted data services

Barry University is located in the heart of Miami, Florida. It has 8,000 students and 2,500 faculty and staff.

The data center is responsible for a broad range of workloads to support students, faculty and administrators. Under normal circumstances, it’s a challenging environment of constant change. With more than 180 Virtual Servers, 10,000+ home folders, 40 TB worth of shared drives and close to 200 databases being supported at any time, availability and service delivery are paramount.

Having NetApp has empowered us to be able to have a level of fault tolerance and recoverability that we would not have had.

Justin Moses, Director of Data Operations, Barry University

In the spring of 2020 when COVID-19 shut down the campus, Moses was able to quickly support changing application demands. Suddenly a campus with few remote users turned into a fully virtual school. Although the transition from NetApp Flexpod to HCI had been planned for months, the COVID-19 response was its first major test.

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NetApp HCI has the scalability to weather any storm, whether real ones like hurricanes or virtual ones like the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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