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Healthcare IT Solutions from CTL:  Simplivity OmniCube Hardware Offers Secure Data Backup and Storage Solution

CTL is proud to partner with Simplivity to offer our healthcare customers healthcare IT solutions such as the OmniCube data backup and storage solution. The Simplivity OmniCube solution is ideal for healthcare organizations seeking a efficient, secure data backup and storage solution. In a case study from Simplivity, we learn how the OmniCube met the demands and IT challenges of St. John’s Riverside Hospital in greater New York City.

“I love it! The OmniCube made my administration pains go away and has also given [St. John’s Riverside] great flexibility in growing our enterprise,” said Nelson Carreira, Director of Servers and Desktops at St. John’s Riverside Hospital, in the Simplivity case study.

St. John’s Riverside Hospital has been a healthcare provider to the residents of the City of Yonkers and southern Westchester County in Greater New York City for almost 150 years. With a staff of 422 registered nurses that serves over 100,000 patient visits per year, St. John’s Riverside must ensure that its state-of-the-art medical technology always delivers outstanding and consistent service. The hospital had been running their existing infrastructure environment for seven years, and the time had come for them to expand and update their technology. A multitude of issues came to a head, the most urgent being that their 40TB storage systems were quickly running out of physical space loads, restricting their ability to scale and grow. Their legacy servers were also oversubscribed to the point that failover was completely prohibited, leaving St. John’s Riverside Hospital in a compromised and unacceptable state if the system should ever crash.

Nelson Carreira, Director of Servers and Desktops at St. John’s, began searching for new healthcare IT solutions. With an infrastructure update due for their legacy systems, Carreira also evaluated NetApp, Dell Compellent, and EMC SAN healthcare IT solutions. What sold Carreira on SimpliVity’s OmniCube, though, was its ease of management from a single tab on VMware’s vCenter—the single pane of glass truly simplified St. John’s IT environment that had, up until that point, been divided by siloed point solutions. Along with the simplified management brought by OmniCube, St. John’s IT team also experienced its ease of installation—migrating data to OmniCube was quick and painless.

After integrating SimpliVity’s OmniCube into their IT environment, Carreira and his team saw backup times decrease dramatically. Simplivity has consolidated St. John’s core data center from five full racks of gear down to two, driving down space, power, and cooling costs. In addition, after just two months, St. John’s Riverside Hospital achieved 46:1 data efficiency, and was using 7TB of their total physical capacity of 43TB thanks to SimpliVity’s Data Virtualization Platform that performs inline deduplication, compression, and optimization of data right from inception. St. John’s essential applications also run more quickly and securely and have the mobility and flexibility backed by OmniCube. With this new data efficiency and integrated data protection resulting from the OmniCube, Carreira can now rest easy knowing that a system crash would not impede the hospital’s ability to quickly recover and resume normal activity.

Are you seeking more secure and efficient healthcare IT solutions? Contact CTL to learn more about the Simplivity OmniCube solution.


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