Blackboard erases barriers to education with 24/7 learning

NetApp ONTAP enables on-demand learning for millions of students around the world.

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Delivering 100% uptime for nonstop learning

Blackboard partnered with NetApp and AWS to enhance their Blackboard Learn software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and to provide 24/7 performance and uptime for learners.

We’re removing barriers to education, that’s what our mission really is about.

Heather Woods, Senior Director of Client Experience Management, Blackboard, now part of Anthology

Accommodating a 3,000% increase in demand

Blackboard, an Anthology company, is a leading educational technology organization that supports learners and educators around the globe, with more than 150M users in more than 80 countries. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close their doors, institutions scrambled to provide educational experiences that their students could consume remotely. Blackboard’s virtual classroom tool grew by more than 45 times in less than 3 weeks. Using NetApp® ONTAP® data management software on AWS, Blackboard can provision new storage in minutes rather than days or hours, dramatically improving scalability to meet the demands of virtual education.

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