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Western Oregon University
WOU takes a leap forward in digital education.
Founded in 1856, Western Oregon University (WOU) prides itself on providing effective, technology-powered learning opportunities that prepare students for success in a global society.
WOU was an early adopter of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to give students access to Windows® desktops and applications from multiple computing labs on campus. It also uses IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software for dimensional data modeling to help administrators make faster, more informed educational, operational, and financial decisions.
The university standardized on Moodle, an e-learning system the faculty uses to enhance classroom instruction and deliver courses completely online. Professors use Moodle to incorporate video, quizzes, and other content into their courses, while providing students with one convenient, centralized repository of course materials.
Kernan and his team identified storage as a performance bottleneck. When Kernan explained the situation, NetApp suggested that the university move its high-input/output applications and databases to a NetApp EF550 flash array. The NetApp EF550 flash array delivers the extreme performance, reliability, and availability needed to drive greater speed and responsiveness.
With NetApp, WOU can consistently meet high standards for application performance and availability.
About this Customer
At Western Oregon University (WOU), approximately 4,992 undergraduate and 1,066 graduate students enjoy a vibrant, close-knit intellectual community. Founded in 1856, WOU prides itself on providing effective, technology-powered learning opportunities that prepare students for success in a global society.