NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company and premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed applications, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced that Bryant University, a 150 year-old private university offering an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education, selected NaviSite’s NaviCloud Vault cloud storage platform for offsite storage.
“Information is the lifeblood of a university, and the technology to manage it underpins the entire academic experience. We need to backup, protect, access, and secure that data,” said Chuck LoCurto, VP and CIO at Bryant University, which is located in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
At Bryant University, all students receive IT-issued laptops, and are encouraged to use smartphones and tablets in their classrooms to collaborate with each other and faculty. The resulting online learning management system is state-of-the-art, but the proliferation of devices and application endpoints required to support it led to a 300 percent increase in the amount of data stored and managed by the university, in just the last four years. Bryant currently uses Actifio’s Copy Data Virtualization platform for on-premise backup, and was looking to eliminate tape back-up from their infrastructure and secure their data at an offsite datacenter to optimize security and resiliency.
NaviCloud Vault, part of NaviSite’s Storage-as-a-Service solution, is built on Actifio’s CDS solution with patented Dedupe-Async replication technology to significantly reduce the amount of replicated storage a business produces without any loss of the underlying data. Actifio allows service providers to decouple application data from physical infrastructure, enabling improved business resiliency, peerless agility, and seamless migration toward leading cloud-based systems. NaviSite has designed the solution to fit the needs of most enterprises, and also offers an end-to-end service option which includes installation, configuration, and set up of the data protection schema as a part of the overall service.