Pure Storage and Chapman University

Chapman University Simplifies Storage Management

University ensures faster access to data and enterprise applications for faculty, staff and students.

Summary

Chapman University is a private California university serving more than 8,300 students with over 900 faculty. The school operates two data centers on campus, with a disaster-recovery site at a colocation facility in Nevada. Virtually all university activities, with the exception of research, are supported by PeopleSoft® CRM for Higher Education, backed by Oracle® databases. A data warehouse runs on Microsoft® SQL Server. 

Industry

  • Education

GEO

  • North America

Use Cases

  • Database – Oracle®, Microsoft® SQL Server 
  • Virtual Server Infrastructure – VMware® vSphere®

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Challenges

The university had the following challenges before choosing Pure Storage.

  • Routine management of legacy storage system consumed dozens of hours a week.
  • Extensive time and effort were required to deliver cloned databases needed by development teams.

Results

Business Transformation

Students, faculty and staff have faster access to the data and applications they use regularly; software development teams complete their work more quickly; and database administrators spend far less time on time-consuming storage management.

IT Transformation

  • All-flash storage delivers sub-millisecond latencies for core applications and accelerates server virtualization. 
  • Automation slashes time allocated to routine storage functions.
  • High data-reduction rates allow unlimited cloning of databases with virtually no impact on  storage capacity.

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