About the Client
When the Brothers of the Christian Schools founded La Salle College in 1863, they looked to their founder and the universal patron saint of educators, for inspiration and guidance. Beginning with this act of faith, La Salle became the first institution of higher education in the world to bear the name of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Today, La Salle University remains committed to the values of the Gospel and the founding story and vision of St. La Salle. Those values remain integral to how we understand our Catholic identity and informs us in how we continue our Lasallian educational mission.
Back in 2017, La Salle University were facing a challenge of how continue backing up data, access backups or conduct restores until they replace the hardware and spun up the system again, a process which could have taken weeks i.e. the backup and index data was maintained by individual servers, if a server were to go down, it would disrupt the backup/restore process for that device, impacting all backup and restore operations.
This was the key objective for La Salle to find an expert that would allow the index data to be moved from the servers to a robust, fault tolerant, shared storage environment and the same environment would also serve as the backup target.
After rigorously evaluating cloud options and conducting a full proof of concept, La Salle selected OculusIT as their partner to:
- Provision 85TB of data storage via AWS
- Map network storage including network configuration and mount point.
- Built-in redundancy
- Space efficiency
- Easy to scale up to meet increasing demand