BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/. Silesian University of Technology, one of Poland's oldest universities, entrusted Infortrend unified storage systems' easy file sharing feature, high performance, VMware and Microsoft compatibility as the perfect solution to meet the data storage needs of their newly opened Centre for Scientific Calculations and Engineering (GeCONil).
The main storage requirements for the new center were for it to provide a high performance and smooth file sharing features to allow scientists and students to store, process and share enormous amount of data quickly and efficiently. VMware and Microsoft compatibility was also a key specification as all these tasks need to be carried out through VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) in a virtualized environment.
To fulfill these requirements, GeCONil deployed 12 Infortrend Unified Storage Systems with a 10Gb/s iSCSI interface, ensuring not only hassle-free data searching and sharing, but also high performance when processing its huge amount of research data. Moreover, due to the high intellectual value of the data stored in GeCONil, Infortrend's comprehensive data protection features for data backup were also an important deciding factor when it came to chose the right storage system.
"Among the many possibilities we looked at, the best solution in terms of performance and data integrity was by far Infortrend storage. Buying this storage solution gives us a great ROI and the best quality and functionality," said Edward Szumiński, IT Department team member responsible for the project in the Faculty of Automatics, Electronics and Informatics at Silesian University of Technology.
SANSEC Poland - the system integrator mentioned that they offered Infortrend storage systems because of its superior performance and data integrity, great ROI and outstanding quality and comprehensive data security and backup functionalities.
Teddy Lin, General Manager of Infortrend Europe commented: "We are happy to have been able to provide GeCONil with this high efficiency unified storage solution to satisfy their needs and to help them carry out such important scientific work with great performance under its VMware and Microsoft environment. We wish them great success with the new center."
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About Silesian University
Founded in 1945, Silesian University of Technology is one of the oldest universities and biggest in Poland. It currently comprises 15 faculties offering 51 courses and 200 majors on every engineering area to its 25000 students. This rich educational offering, as well as academic achievements and specialist teaching has made Silesian University of Technology the top Polish technical college for many years. For more information, please visit www.polsl.pl, www.polsl.pl/wydzialy/rau/, geconii.polsl.pl.
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