Earth Rangers is an award-winning charitable organization dedicated to educating children about biodiversity loss and empowering them to Bring Back the Wild™. Building on children’s natural connection to wildlife, Earth Rangers’ focus is to communicate to children a positive science–based message on the importance of protecting biodiversity and adopting more sustainable behaviors. Through programs, including a children’s Web site (earthrangers.com), a permanent studio at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a national Education Outreach Program featuring live animal ambassadors, Earth Rangers is able to reach, inspire, and engage millions of children each year to take action to help ensure the lasting survival of species in Canada.
The content on Earth Rangers’ Web site is currently growing at a rate of 20 terabytes a year, therefore the organization needed a scalable, high-volume storage solution that it could implement quickly. Further, the organization required an energy-efficient solution that aligned with its over-arching sustainability goals. With Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600, Earth Rangers was able to effectively address these challenges.
“The number one reason we chose Oracle is because its goals and objectives are in line with ours,” said Rob Di Stefano, IT systems director, Earth Rangers. “Oracle is an advocate for being green, and we needed an eco-friendly storage solution. Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600 system aligns with our core principles, performs extremely well, and works within our budget.”
Earth Rangers completed the implementation in 2008, in less than a week.
“From an administrative and technical standpoint, we completed the implementation with ease,: Di Stefano said “The technicians who were here were great and very knowledgeable. I cannot explain how thrilled I was. After the implementation, we ‘set and forget.’ The system is extremely easy to manage.”