All-Flash Storage Exceeds Expectations for Power and Resilience


Customer:

Deakin University is one of Australia’s most progressive and visionary universities, sitting in the top two per cent of major international university global rankings from Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS World University Rankings, and Leiden and Times Higher Education. It excels in graduate experience, having achieved the highest level of overall student satisfaction among Victorian universities for the past eight years. A leader in driving higher education’s digital frontier, Deakin University deployed Pure Storage to support its distinctive student experience and key digital initiatives. 

Challenges:

  • Existing storage was unable to support needs of rapid growth and 60,000+ students.
  • Storage infrastructure was approaching the end of its life cycle.
  • Digital transformation efforts required stability and agility of ICT operation across all tiers of storage. 

Use Case:

  • Database
  • Virtualisation 

Business Transformation: 
Committed to delivering an exceptional digital experience for students, faculty and researchers, Deakin University is leveraging the agility, simplicity and speed of the Pure Storage FlashArray to develop new services and applications, engage big data and AI initiatives, and improve overall operational efficiency.

IT Transformation:

  • Performance improved 7-12% across the entire enterprise.
  • The University manages 2x more storage space as three years ago, with the same number of staff resources. 

 

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“Pure Storage stood out as the most powerful and resilient solution to accelerate our ability to deliver new and innovative services across the university.”

Craig Warren, Executive Director ICT Infrastructure Services, Deakin University

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