Major Educational Institutions Choose Sun to Help Tackle Key IT Challenges
U.S. Library of Congress, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Others Use Innovative Sun Technologies to Address Pain Points
October 10, 2006 --
"In the face of rising enrollments and shrinking budgets, the education industry is undergoing a major shift in the technology space toward open standards, open content and open source-based software," said
Building Efficient and Scalable Data Centers
As they work to build a Digital Campus that connects faculty, staff and students, today's academic institutions are looking for ways to simplify and optimize their data centers. Institutions such as the
The free and open source Solaris 10 Operating System, the most advanced OS on the planet, helps customers build efficient and scalable data centers by supporting critical network capabilities and offering iron-clad security, reliability and performance. With features that increase security and drive up server utilization, such as DTrace, Solaris Containers, Predictive Self-Healing and Solaris ZFS, Solaris 10 is the ideal platform for server consolidation, reduced infrastructure costs and record breaking performance (with over 100 performance world records to date.) For more information, visit www.sun.com/solaris.
Managing Network Identities and Securing the Network
Another key challenge for higher education institutions is the issue of managing network identities and securing the network while still providing access to a complex array of applications such as research collaboration and e-learning. Several prominent universities -- including the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
Reducing Energy Costs
As energy prices soar, educational institutions are scrambling for ways to reduce their power consumption. This is no easy feat at a time when the campus data center is facing ever-heavier demands: more and more academic and administrative functions are moving online. Libraries are digitizing their collections, requiring ever-increasing amounts of storage. Students are expecting anywhere, any time access. Yet many campus data centers are housed in aging facilities that lack the latest energy-saving technologies.
To help control data center energy costs, Sun offers deep discounts to educational institutions on the
In addition, institutions such as ACEnet, ARRI, Oregon State University, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas, the
Dealing with the Explosion of Content
Whether they're digitizing the contents of their libraries or managing the massive data sets that result from advanced research collaborations, universities need efficient ways to store, manage and protect their data. Educational and research institutions such as the U.S. Library of Congress, The Research Foundation of State University of New York (RFSUNY) and TACC have turned to Sun for help in managing this explosion of data and content.
Sun delivers a systems approach to data, enabling customers to better store and manage information over the course of its lifecycle. For more information, please visit: http://www.sun.com/storagetek .
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