Universities looking to contribute to society and attract top-tier employees and students from around the globe have found that investing in research and innovation is key to maintaining and growing their competitive edge. Engaging in groundbreaking research, their onsite labs, computational clusters and storage networks can be comparable in performance and capacity to many institutional high-performance computing (HPC) platforms.
University supercomputing environments can generate massive amounts of invaluable data from digital projects that must be stored and protected forever per extensive governmental security requirements. These research institutions often handle a number of different user needs and navigate the data storage requirements of not only departments, researchers and grant projects across campus, but also external partners and industry collaborators. Spectra has worked closely with numerous higher education organizations throughout the years, providing cost-effective data storage solutions that help them outperform short- and long-term goals. Find out what we’ve learned about performance, growth, and environmental needs in these educational environments below.