The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest higher education systems in the nation, with an annual budget of over $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units, and a comprehensive health science center, the system educates more than 140,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year.
The Information Technology Ssrvices team made the decision to switch fr om a competitor’s storage system to Nutanix in 2012. All System Offices’ servers are now running on Nutanix, including file servers and MS SQL Server databases, in addition to some critical system-wide applications for payroll, HR, accounting, and other applications that were developed in-house. The IT team also implemented Microsoft Exchange on XCP for hundreds of end users.
Read this case study to learn how Nutanix helped Texas A&M reduce costs, simply management, and increase the flexibility and capablities of their backup and disaster recovery systems.