University of Bristol Meets Growing User Needs with HPE Nimble Storage
LONDON, July 09, 2019 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveiled how it is enabling the University of Bristol (UoB) to meet the complex demands of the users of its IT systems, delivering further flexibility and a more robust infrastructure to staff and students alike.
Delivered to the UoB by Cristie Data, an iomart company and HPE Gold Hybrid IT partner, the top-10 ranked UK university has been able to increase its overall performance, agility and confidence in its storage platform, reducing the time and resources required for maintenance and problem solving, and eliminating the downtime on systems.
Moving away from legacy storage platforms that were causing issues with performance, UoB originally purchased HPE Nimble Storage from Cristie Data in 2014, and has been gradually working together to move the entire production estate to run on HPE Nimble Storage.
The University was looking for a new type of storage solution to tackle two core problems: rising IT costs, and the increasingly high and complex demands of the users of its system. As such, the UoB team felt a hybrid storage solution was needed – with a reputation for being faster and easier to manage than hard-disk-only systems. HPE Nimble Storage met these needs, converging storage, data protection and disaster recovery into a single offering, while allowing the IT team to adapt quickly to the changing needs of its staff and students.
The core benefits identified by the UoB center around two main elements. The first is the reduction, and almost complete elimination, of any down-time when upgrades or repairs are necessary. There is a seamless ability to upgrade, increase capacity, or assess performance, without any interruption to service for end users. The second is in solving a pain point of any IT team – reducing the time and resources needed for basic maintenance and problem-solving. Thanks to HPE Nimble Storage, the UoB team now has more time to tackle additional value-add workloads and demands and the technology has been key to freeing up capacity by taking care of more mundane tasks.
HPE InfoSight, is an AI solution designed specifically to remove the burden of infrastructure management. Using cloud-based machine learning to provide global insights into the status and health of infrastructure, all in one location, HPE InfoSight predicts and prevents problems across the infrastructure stack and ensures optimal performance and efficient resource use. As part of HPE’s Infosight portfolio, HPE Nimble Storage uses flash storage and predictive analytics to guarantee 99.9999% availability, delivering the best all-flash capacity per TB in the industry – and future-proofing design for value today and tomorrow.
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