Medical research institution improves information availability, accuracy, and security

GWU-storageA new implementation is helping George Washington University (GWU) faculty focus on research efforts while expanding storage capacity.

The university recently deployed NexentaStor from Nexenta, a provider of Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS).

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is using NexentaStor to cost-effectively scale its storage capacity and ensure high availability and security of important data without requiring additional IT resources, says the School. University faculty have been able to focus on their efforts on research while minimizing the cost of procuring and managing storage, they say. For example, the university was able to expand its existing Nexenta appliance by 16 TB for less than $7,000.

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