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U of I Chooses StorMagic

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- StorMagic, a fast-growing developer of iSCSI SAN management software, today announced that University of Illinois has chosen the StorMagic SM Series, an iSCSI-based Storage Area Network (SAN) solution designed specifically for small and medium organizations. With only four people in the IT department and supporting as many as 40,000 users, the Instructional Computing Services department of the university is now taking advantage of the latest enterprise-level iSCSI capabilities of the StorMagic solution. The new implementation of the StorMagic SM Series allows the university to better manage and protect its data while preparing for future growth without exceeding its budget.

“Our old approach to storage was fairly traditional,” said David Ruby, manager of instructional computing services. “We would buy inexpensive servers, fill them up, and then buy more servers. The equipment did not cost much, but it was getting hard to keep track of what we had and where. We knew that image size was only going to keep getting larger – the average image size is 15 GB right now -- and that there were going to be other demands for storage capacity. We realized that increasing the drive size was not going to address the complexity, and we needed a solution that would not tie storage to specific servers.”

StorMagic Ltd.