Since its founding in 1999, D2L has been a leader in using technology to transform learning. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, D2L offers learning services to K–12, higher education, and corporate customers around the world. As the company expanded its online learning platform to support millions of users and thousands of schools, academic institutions, and corporations around the world, it quickly found itself responsible for multiple petabytes of data. Before long, the time and expense of keeping up with data center needs pushed D2L’s staff and infrastructure to a breaking point.
To keep pace with student expectations for engaging content that is available anytime, anywhere, on any device, and to stay ahead of the competition, D2L moved its cloud-based learning services to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and adopted NetApp® Cloud Volumes ONTAP® data management software.