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Vinchin × University of Évora| We are fighting against COVID-19 together.

2020-10-27

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the majority of medical workers have been firmly committed to treating the people's lives in the first place, and have rushed to the front line of epidemic prevention and control without hesitation. In the without-smoke war of fighting against COVID-19, Vinchin makes our contribution in our own area.


Recently, Vinchin came across a special case about against COVID-19, the University of Évora in Portugal. The University of Évora (Universidade de Évora) is a public university in Portugal. It is the second oldest university in the country, established in 1559 and located in Évora, a city and a municipality in Portugal. When the COVID-19 outbreak emerged, the scientific group of the university efforts to assist researchers around the world in taking up the global fight against COVID-19. The most important was support the project Folding@home with computation resources for calculations for simulating proteins and SARS-CoV-2.


Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. It brings together citizen scientists who volunteer to run simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. And the University of Évora is one of the volunteers. Meanwhile. the IT team of the University was trying to make backups of the oVirt infrastructure that is a Huawei blade system. Besides providing computing resources, they also have to ensure critical components supporting these projects are well protected and available all the time, especially the COVID-19 experimental research data. If they're not available, all of the processes could be impacted.


At that time, Vinchin came forward, we would like to offer the best support to customers during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Vinchin combines in one solution all the functions the University of Évora needs for the simple and reliable backup and recovery of their workloads. Vinchin Backup & Recovery allows them to maximize the data availability of their entire IT infrastructure. Since that is a public benefit project, Vinchin gives very good budget support for the University of Évora. In consideration of that as it's hard for everyone to push the work progress in the age of COVID-19, Vinchin with our products to give the greatest support to their research.

 

Vinchin is proud of contributing our wisdom and strength against COVID-19, even if stand behind the people on the firing line, we wish our data protection technology can not only protect virtual data but also the real world. Last but not least, we hope everyone stays safe as the best wish right now.


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