Classic Hardware Emulation for Education Applications

How do Charon® legacy server virtualization solutions help organizations in the education space?

From the very first Charon solution we sold in 2000, Stromasys has been helping educational organizations—ranging from schools, districts, and cooperatives to higher education entities—protect and preserve their critical applications through classic infrastructure emulation.

The Cost of Hardware Breakdown

Hardware breakdown and failure can put applications at risk and impede access to critical student and employee data housed on the system. Gartner estimates that the average large corporation experiences 87 hours of downtime per year, and downtime in the education space can result in major headaches while the system is repaired. What important data would your teams lose access to in the event of unplanned downtime?

Using Charon Solutions to Replace Legacy Hardware

Since that first Charon-VAX for New Bedford Public Schools, educational organizations have been using Charon solutions to replace legacy hardware with modern x86 platforms—or, more recently, cloud environments.

With Charon, they continue running trusted applications without modification, recertification, or employee retraining. Typically, implementing Charon is just a fraction of the cost of a full migration or even annual maintenance costs of the original hardware.

Implementing Charon® legacy server emulation solutions in your educational organization

Charon protects schools from unplanned downtime. With implementation typically completed in five business days or less, and cutover scheduled outside of business hours, we limit interruptions for employees and business operations. Your organization can continue to focus on the important work, unimpeded by long downtimes that often accompany large-scale migration processes.

If you’re running applications on legacy PDP-11, VAX, Alpha, HP 3000, or Sun SPARC hardware, let Stromasys help you virtualize the hardware. Join the schools and education institutions globally that have experienced the benefits of hardware emulation: mitigated risk, lowered service and support costs, improved performance, and preserved applications with Charon virtualization solutions.

Read about a higher education institute that implemented Charon and saw a 97% space savings and a 90% reduction in annual maintenance.