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Published on: December 31, 2012
Type of content: CASE STUDY
Length: 4 pages
The Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCC) group at Penn State University provides systems and services that are used extensively in computational and data-driven research and teaching by more than 5,000 faculty members and students.
They wanted to speed up their nightly backups. Despite allocating a massive number of the disks to the operation, the nightly incremental backups were still taking up to 6 hours and degrading other system operations.
This informative paper explores how this organization easily and affordably implemented a flash storage system to accelerate backup times and enhance performance. Read on to learn more.