Case Study

Questar Assessment

Educational Testing Leader Modernizes File Storage with Nasuni

Questar Assessment achieves high-performance file access on a 64% smaller footprint

Questar Assessment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Educational Testing Service (ETS), developer of the world’s most widely used educational tests, including the College Board’s Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program, GRE®, and Praxis®. When the student assessment process began undergoing massive changes with the advent of online testing, Questar realized its business needed to transform, too. The firm needed modern, high performance storage infrastructure to handle the increasing data demands of digital transformation. Questar deployed Nasuni in a hybrid cloud configuration that connects Azure cloud storage to its own virtual infrastructure powered by Pure Storage. The joint Azure-Nasuni-Pure solution leverages the on-premises Pure Storage arrays for blazing fast file access, and the unlimited capacity of Nasuni and Azure to free up the flash arrays for I/O-intensive structured data workloads.

  • Professional Services
  • Amazon Web Services
  • cloud backup
  • cloud DR
  • file server consolidation
  • ROBO file storage
  • unlimited file storage
  • 60% cost savings vs. traditional file infrastructure
  • elimination of tape backup
  • file recovery times reduced from days to minutes
  • Pure Storage leveraged for high-performance file access
  • simple external file sharing
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