Duke School Upgrades Storage for Better Virtual Machine Performance Analysis

Duke School, an independent, preK-8, project-based school in Durham, NC, has updated its data storage infrastructure in an effort to deliver storage services to students and staff.

The school's IT team eventually selected Coho DataStream for its scalability and its ability to analyze performance issues around virtual machines (VMs).

"We wanted to replace our aging legacy array in its virtual environment," said Brian Horton, director of technology, operations and innovations at Duke School, in a prepared statement. "The complexity of the traditional storage systems made it difficult to analyze performance issues related to VMs. We evaluated several other storage solutions, but were ultimately impressed that the Coho system was racked and configured in less than 30 minutes — all through a cost effective solution."

The new platform offers "a single pane of glass that provides high levels of performance and granular VM visibility not possible with traditional LUN-based approaches," according to a news release. "The result is a platform that is simple to manage with little or no maintenance required."

"We really appreciate working with knowledgeable organizations like Duke School's IT team, as they clearly understand what their specific needs are when it comes to seeking a modern scale-out storage solution that is flexible and will grow as the school continues to move forward as an innovative educational institution in the new millennium," said Suzy Visvanathan, director of product management at Coho Data, in a prepared statement.

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