Small footprint & big possibilities thanks to game-changing storage solution

The university’s SAN storage was no longer fit for purpose – maintenance costs were rising and failure rates were increasing. The University of Bath wanted to determine a true best-fit for its storage needs.

Challenge

To stabilise the current IT infrastructure and explore technical gaps while a new strategy was developed for IT operations.

Solution

The University of Bath instigated a Proof of Concept that would look at four different vendor technologies. By analysing performance, availability, efficiency, system longevity and cost, the team was confident that Pure Storage was the best option. Now the Pure arrays are successfully underpinning the university’s databases.

“Everything has been easier because we’ve had a partner we can trust at our side. Proact has always done exactly as it has said and we can’t thank them enough for their work so far. We now have systems that go far beyond our initial expectations and we wouldn’t have reached this point without Proact introducing us to Pure during the PoC stage.”