UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science receives $100,000 gift of hardware, software and accessories from Pillar Data Systems

November 10, 2008

DEARBORN / Nov. 10, 2008---A gift of $100,000 worth of hardware, software and accessories from Pillar Data Systems to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science will add significantly to the college’s computing capacities.

Founded in 2001 and based in San Jose, Calif., Pillar Data Systems is a pioneer in the development of enterprise network storage systems.

“The central element of the gift, a piece of hardware called the Pillar Axiom 500, is being used to support our distance-learning programs, research projects by our faculty and student projects in our school,” according to Dean Subrata Sengupta. “This generous contribution is having an immediate impact on our curriculum and on the work being done by our faculty and students.”

The Pillar Axiom 500 consolidates multiple tiers of applications and data onto a single storage platform. “The system is ideal for enterprises with large-scale data centers that require high-performance characteristics along with solid reliability, according to the company’s Web site.

In addition to the Axiom 500 hardware, the gift also includes operating software and related accessories, with a total value of $102,292.

The UM-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science currently enrolls more than 1,800 students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a range of programs in engineering or computer science.

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