Leveraging the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform, Pittsburg State University Ensures Access to Critical Data During Natural Disasters

SANTA CLARA, CA – June 19, 2018 — /BackupReview.info/ — Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, today announced that Pittsburg State University, located on the plains of Southeast Kansas with an enrollment of over 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has selected the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform to limit disruption during a disaster and to future-proof its storage infrastructure.

Located in the heart of Tornado Alley in the Midwest, Pittsburg State University wanted to ensure that the university wouldn’t have to deal with significant periods of downtime anytime a natural disaster occurred. To improve survivability if a tornado strike were to occur, the university began the process to distribute its compute and storage infrastructure. During this process, the university moved half its production VMware compute stack to its disaster recovery site on the other side of campus and purchased used EqualLogic appliances to replicate its storage to the disaster recovery site multiple times a day. However, there seemed to be a significant increase in the failure rate of the spinning disks in the university’s old EqualLogic SANs which led the leadership team to take action in regard to the aging condition of some of its most critical IT infrastructure.

“We liked what we saw from Hedvig’s solution, which offered an elegant, robust, scalable, and flexible distributed storage model,” said Tim Pearson, Assistant Director in charge of IT Infrastructure and Security at Pittsburg State University. “Per our request, Hedvig arranged for us to speak with several of their longer-term customers whose use cases were similar to what we wanted to deploy. Some were about our size, and one dwarfed us ? both in the amount of storage they had and in the number of hosts they had consuming that storage. The most memorable outcome of those conversations was the universally glowing reports we got on Hedvig’s support, along with statements about their willingness to let customer needs influence the enhancement process as new versions of Hedvig were developed.”

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines the power of distributed systems, the simplicity of cloud and a complete set of enterprise capabilities to deliver a modern, high-performance storage system. In addition to satisfying all the university’s requirements, with Hedvig’s object storage capability, backup integrations, container support, and hybrid-cloud/multi-cloud deployments, Pittsburg State University insured that their solution was future-proof as well.

“We’re excited that we were able to meet the requirements that Pittsburg State University so desperately needed with our storage platform,” said Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder of Hedvig. “Their decision to select our storage platform is a true testament to not only our technology, but the level of support that goes along with it.”

For more details on Pittsburg State University’s decision to select Hedvig’s Distributed Storage Platform, visit: hedvig.io/hubfs/Hedvig-PittStateCaseStudy.pdf

About Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg State University, home of the Gorillas! Midwest values and hospitality are found on this campus of more than 7,400 students where the student to faculty ratio is 19-to-1. At Pittsburg State University, students can select from over 100 academic programs within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology.

Choosing Pittsburg State opens the door to a college experience complete with respected programs, caring and professional faculty, and multiple opportunities to get involved – the traditional, beautiful campus is the home of more than 150 student clubs and organizations. Pittsburg State is also a place of intense preparation for the future. Within six months of graduation, approximately 90% of our graduates are either gainfully employed or enrolled in advanced studies.

Located in the southeast corner of Kansas, PSU is within two hours of Tulsa, Okla., Kansas City, Springfield, Mo., and Fayetteville, Ark. Our students are close enough for big city visits, but can still choose from a host of local activities and entertainment. The 20,000 citizens in the picturesque community of Pittsburg, Kan., take real pride in supporting Pittsburg State and its mission of encouraging all individuals to achieve their potential.

For more information, visit: http://www.pittstate.edu/about/

About Hedvig
Hedvig provides software-defined storage for enterprises building private, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the only solution designed for both primary and secondary data, making it ideal for legacy, modern, and backup workloads. It consolidates block, file, and object into a single, API-driven platform that keeps pace with ever-growing data needs. Hedvig’s patented Universal Data Plane technology forms a distributed, scale-out cluster that transforms commodity servers or cloud computing into a flexible foundation for bare metal, hypervisor, and container infrastructure. Customers like GE, IAG, Scania, State of North Carolina, and LKAB rely on Hedvig as a fundamental enabler of digital business. For more information about Hedvig, visit www.hedvig.io

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