Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand recently implemented EMC lifecycle management to improve its overall ECM operation as the education institution looks to prevent data loss and boost efficiency, according to Tech Target. Peter Borich, associate director of IT at Victoria, told the news provider the school”s staff and faculty rely heavily on email and needed a reliable way to store and move data as needed.
Borich noted more than three years ago the university would need to change its system, however, he struggled to convince others to make the change at that point. Storage requirements continued to increase and Borich was eventually able to purchase EMC”s lifecycle management software without much scrutiny.
Tech Target reported Victoria”s problems came from "the classic Windows-based file servers with local direct-attach. Demand [for storage] was outstripping our capacity to manage it and going forward we did not want to continue with that architecture. We had a few failures and it just was not scalable," according to Borich.