Tuesday, 26 April 2022
University of Miami Gains Flexibility and Disaster Recovery Resiliency with Azure VMware Solution
The University of Miami's IT team turned to Microsoft Azure about seven years ago for a cloud-based approach to disaster recovery—especially relevant since the university is home to one of the leading oceanographic institutions in the nation, including two U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research laboratories. By 2019, the university was well-positioned to continue operating email and other mission-critical systems in the event of a natural disaster or other disruption. The cost savings for VMware licensing alone (up to six figures) were significant, as was the elimination of the need for networking equipment, storage hardware, and professional services for deployment. They have been able to demonstrate their resiliency, invested over the years using Azure’s native platform and Azure VMware Solution (AVS), making them much more agile to support the university's evolving infrastructure needs.