"Fujitsu and Virtue Technologies have given us access to enterprise-class technology and enabled us to implement a bulletproof disaster recovery platform that would normally be way beyond our budget."
Craig Birtwell Network and Systems Manager, Priestley College
Priestley College is a sixth form college in Warrington, Cheshire. It offers a range of A-Levels and Vocational qualifications as well as adult courses. A-Level pass rates have been 99% or better for the past 12 years. In 2014 it became the first dedicated sixth form college in the country to receive STEM-assured status – the only national gold standard for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. A £1.5million technology centre was recently opened while a further £835,000 was invested in a modern science laboratory and computer network upgrade.
Priestley College’s aging storage platform could no longer cope with the volumes of data required. It wanted to implement a new server/ storage solution that would deliver better performance and automated disaster recovery.
The college’s two main server rooms now have have a mirrored solution comprising a FUJITSU Storage ETERNUS DX200 connected to two FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX2540. Together, these host 35 virtual machines supporting critical applications and services.
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