Open Source Storage Operating System: FreeNAS Software
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is the second highest ranked university in New Zealand and is included in the top 1% universities worldwide. AUT focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.
Require an open-source based solution for AUT’s Mathematics School for students to
access database and VM machines for their day-to-day requirements and storage to their files
Not wanting to pay for licence
HOW WE HELPED
DiGiCOR listened to their needs and suggested a hardware solution that does not require a licence.
Recommended FreeNas solution, which included SuperMicro Servers, JBODs, UPS and 10GbE Ethernet Network
Suggested DiGiCOR D3163-DE8-DR as the hardware
A highly scalable and cost effective solution
Gave AUT’s mathematics department storage flexibility with a system that scales
AUT’s Mathematics department required an open-source storage solution for their students to access
the database, VM machines for their day-to-day requirements and storage for their files. After
DiGiCOR suggested our NexentaStor Solution, AUT added that they wish to not pay for licences.
How We Helped
Through their consultation with us, we are able to provide a solution according to their needs.
AUT agreed to our suggestion regarding the choice of hardware: DiGiCOR D3163-DE8-DR and took our solution:
FreeNAS, which included SuperMicro servers, JBODs, UPS and a 10GbE Ethernet Network. We also conducted the
installation of FreeNAS software to the hardware.
The solution is highly scalable and extremely cost effective, which gave Auckland
University of Technology, Mathematics department storage flexibility with a
system that scales as student storage demands grow.