In higher education today, technology and learning go hand-in-hand. From online coursework, instructional videos, digital versions of textbooks and advanced research and analytics, technology has become a critical component in facilitating student success and driving higher education operations.

This increasing use of technology has led to rapid data growth and, in turn, the need for a robust storage foundation. Without the proper storage system in place, fully serving students, faculty and staff becomes impossible.

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Universities are turning to object storage to manage data, enable content access across devices, and ensure students and data remain safe. Object storage eliminates the scaling limitations of traditional enterprise storage systems, enabling institutions to quickly grow deployments without having to purchase additional systems, add management workload and undertake complex data migrations. Object storage is particularly suited for four trends in higher education.

Managing data across departments

While all departments know the challenges of rapid data growth, initiatives on using that data vary across departments—for example, the need to store, share, and edit video in a digital art department or the need to complete advanced analytical research in a science department.

About the Author:

Jon Toor is CMO of Cloudian.