UMass Uses D-Link

Upgraded storage architecture from D-Link expands bandwidth capacity, offers university dependable, cost-effective solution

May 6, 2008

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- Like many mid-sized enterprises, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst was interested in consolidating servers to streamline operations, improve its storage architecture, reduce downtime and conserve resources.

The school's outdated storage network, used primarily for operations (shared storage, faculty files documents, multimedia, etc.) along with student information and documents, was plagued with frequent service disruptions. This downtime was wreaking havoc with the network's user base - 145 full-time faculty and staff, plus 120 computer lab desktops that serve students.

Dale A. Starr Jr., Isenberg senior systems administrator and project manager, was tasked with finding a solution and discovered the D-Link xStack(tm) Storage iSCSI SAN Array. "The D-Link product (DSN-3400) stood out because it was one of the only storage solutions out there with a 10-gigabit port on it," he said. "That was key, because I wanted to make sure it had enough capacity in terms of bandwidth."

D-Link Systems Inc.

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