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Improving the Performance of eLearning Platform Databases with ClusterControl
AP Hogeschool Antwerpen, a non-profit public higher education institution in Belgium utilized ClusterControl when their team faced difficulties in meeting the demand for online learning, and existing platforms could not easily be scaled to meet the increased bandwidth requirements.
FREMONT, CA: Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters. Its flagship product, ClusterControl, has been a key resource to various global universities, helping them scale their database operations for open-source learning management systems like Moodle.
"ClusterControl has helped to simplify and automate many of the routine database tasks like monitoring health and performance, managing backups, responding to operational anomalies, recovering broken nodes and ensuring maximum uptime," stated Vinay Joosery, CEO & Co-Founder of Severalnines. "With more and more students requiring eLearning, this has greatly reduced the amount of work for the system administrators while improving the stability, uptime, and performance of the LMS."
AP Hogeschool Antwerpen, a non-profit public higher education institution in Belgium utilized ClusterControl when their team faced difficulties in meeting the demand for online learning and existing platforms could not easily be scaled to meet the increased bandwidth requirements.
"When the country was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, our university was adapting to the new normal where all teaching & learning would be conducted online via our eLearning platform," stated Rozaidah MohdYusop, System Admin. "Our previous eLearning setup was only able to support up to 1,000 concurrent users. Upon trying out ClusterControl, we easily set up and deployed a MariaDB Cluster for our Moodle eLearning platform and it has helped us to ensure high uptime for our students and teachers."
Popular eLearning tools like Moodle and Canvas provide support for many different open-source database technologies, however managing them under the strain of increased usage can be a struggle for an organization without specialized database administrators. ClusterControl has enabled them to automate much of their database management and keep their LMS platforms running with several nines of availability.