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Durham University


A lesson in collaboration – how Durham University and Proact delivered a more intelligent way to store data

The Proact and Durham teams jointly developed a solution based around our on-premises Storage as a Service model. We chose the most appropriate storage solutions for each tier of data, ensuring they were matched to the performance, resilience, data and protection requirements.


The university’s previous storage solution was expensive to expand, complicated to manage and was reaching the end of its support life. The university replaced this storage infrastructure with another platform. Unfortunately, this failed to deliver on key requirements so the university sought an alternative.


Developed by working closely with the Durham IT team, Proact developed a solution that’s powered by NetApp and Pure technology. This architecture was designed in-line with Proact’s Storage as a Service model. The university’s data is split into different tiers, features deduplication and compression, and is maintained 24/7 by Proact’s Service Management team.