Flash Storage helps students and saves money for Barnsley College

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Barnsley College needed to update its IT storage infrastructure to meet increasing demand from its thousands of users while reducing access and backup times. Fordway recommended Tegile hybrid storage which has enabled network users to log into virtual desktops in 15% of the time it used to take while saving up to £30,000 a year in new storage costs by reducing data volumes through compression and deduplication.

Barnsley College in South Yorkshire provides a wide range of vocational, A Level, higher education and part- time courses and an extremely successful apprenticeship programme. Its Sixth Form College is rated outstanding by Ofsted and it is continually improving and expanding its services to meet the needs of local employers. The college runs five main sites plus a number of remote sites and has 800 teachers supporting some 9,550 students

Like many educational institutions, Barnsley College needed to update its IT infrastructure to improve performance, meet changing user needs and support future development.

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