We at LeftHand are happy to share that our customer, Oxford University was a runner up for the UK' Storage Virtualization Project of the Year Award. Part of the SNS Achievements in Technology Awards, the Storage Virtualization Project of the Year Award recognizes UK-based successful storage virtualization projects of any size.
The oldest University in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a leader in learning, teaching and researching. It plays host to more than 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 8,500 University staff and 3,000 College staff. Oxford University was recognized for its resilient, multi-site, virtualized storage infrastructure using LeftHand Networks iSCSI SANs.
At two sites, LeftHand SANs were installed and clustered to form a single SAN that could facilitate two-way replication. This deployment is ideal for organizations with multiple locations like Oxford University, which has IT services widely distributed across many locations. Its central computing service has around 150 employees; but there are many hundreds more spread throughout the 38 university colleges and myriad departments.