The demands of a University
Kursk State University is a cultural, educational and scientific research center that operates with large amounts of data. The management saw the urgent need for further modernization of the University infrastructure related to virtualization of data that would allow them to more efficiently use their server resources.
The largest challenge the university faced was its limited budget, so the solution had to not only provide a competent solution, but be cost efficient. The University had four servers.
- The first handled the website of the university
- The second supported RDP-protocol of 6 display-classes
- The third controlled the student access to the internet
- The last hosted “1C” accounting software
The data storage and backup for all these servers are currently being performed by the Thecus N8800PRO, which was installed in a previous project.
Kursk State Medical University turned to the system integrator “Antares”, a leader in the region. The certified engineers of “Antares” evaluated several options and offered two units of Thecus N16000PRO as the best suitable solution. These devices have enabled the University to support the work of 25 Virtual Machines (VMs) and ensure all data backups occur seamlessly. The installation of the two units of the N16000PRO has allowed further development of data virtualization in the University.
The main advantages of Thecus N16000PRO
One of the key advantages of the Thecus N16000PRO is its High Availability (HA) Technology, which ensures that services remain online by combining an active and a passive server into one cluster, which automatically synchronize their content through a “Heartbeat” connection. Should the active server malfunction, the passive server automatically kicks in and takes over. This technology fully eliminates any risks of data loss or interruptions in operations. The N16000PRO also supports all RAID modules necessary for the enterprise-class storage solutions.
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.