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University of Hull Moves from NetApp to Tintri VM-aware Storage for Faster Performance

Craig Stephenson is the data storage manager for the University of Hull. He works closely with Tom Aitken and Mike McLoughlin to maintain the university’s VMware environment. Together, the three are responsible for supporting the IT needs of over 20,000 staff and students located on two main campuses in Hull and Scarborough – as well as a number of smaller locations across the region.

Key challenges

  • Running out of storage capacity
  • Existing NetApp systems were performance
  • Support and management of the existing systems were becoming

Tintri solution

  • Tintri VMstore™ 800-series servers

Primary use case

  • Tintri is being used for all campus applications and new student services environment
  • Improved system performance
  • Reduced datacenter footprint
  • Achieved easy scalability
  • Simplified support and management
  • Enabled the launch of new applications and services

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