by Mitchell Levine
Mathematics teachers perennially
complain that students lack statistics literacy. Here’s some scary ones: an estimated
1 in 500 data centers will experience a critical hardware failure
serious enough to cause a severe “data disaster.” And
of that misfortunate .002% of commercial enterprises whom will
experience such a catastrophe, 29% will never reopen. Schools
must, of course, reopen, which changes the economics of data
loss, but the impact may even be greater. How can a price be
put on that information which represents the basics of education?
Grades, discipline, vital health info – what would happen
if a severe system crash erased all of these key datum?
Arco’s Duplidisk 3 provides
an industrial strength solution priced right for the education
vertical market. Using its RAIDCase technology, it offers
real time data mirroring that not only protects against evils
like human error, viruses, and software corruption, it can
even allow your system to continue operating during a complete
hard drive failure. That type of catastrophic failure is
rare in a typical education technology environment, but,
given the severe slashing of IT budgets in the current fiscal
crisis, how could any administrator responsibly deny the
efficacy of stopping a problem before it even began?
The Duplidisk 3 installed easily
on our test system, and survived all of our simulated “crash tests.” Although
a bit more expensive initially than some other solutions,
the versatility and power of this peripheral cannot be overstated.
For more information: log on to www.duplidisk.com.