University  offers students a lifelong web-based resource called iPortfolio The iPortfolio service supports reflective learning for students of the institution and provides a useful job-hunting tool after they graduate.

 

To permanently host the ever-growing amount of iPortfolio data was a daunting storage challenge for Institutions IT staff, and their original solution was expensive and difficult to scale. With the help of Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Intergen, the university has moved iPortfolio data and computing resources to the Windows Azure platform. By moving to a cloud-based platform, the Institution has reduced data storage costs, simplified IT resource planning, streamlined development, and enabled exciting enhancements to the iPortfolio application.

 

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Business Situation

 

To better support student learning and simplify IT budget planning, Curtin University needed to replace its storage area network–based iPortfolio data repository with a less-expensive system that is easier to scale and manage.

 

Solution

 

The university has moved its locally hosted iPortfolio storage and computing resources to the cloud-based Windows Azure platform.

 

Benefits

 

Reduced data storage costs and simplified IT planning
Enhanced learning resources
More agile development


Software and Services

 

Windows Azure
Microsoft Live@edu
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft SQL Azure
Microsoft ASP.NET

 

Business Need

 

Cost Containment