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HP and the BridgeHead Software team deliver a winning solution at Mary Rutan Hospital

By Patty Lehan, Senior Director, North America Marketing, BridgeHead Software

 

As a community hospital, Mary Rutan Hospital is always seeking out ways to optimize its limited resources while meeting stringent compliance regulations. When some of the hospital’s existing technologies were nearing end-of-life, the hospital’s growth demanded more robust capabilities. And that’s when the Mary Rutan IT team decided to take a new look at their current storage environment.  

 

Mary Rutan is an existing HP Storage customer and has been a BridgeHead Software customer for backup and disaster recovery technology since 2012. BridgeHead, an HP AllianceOne Data Agile Partner, recently introduced a unique solution combining BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management (HDM) platform with HP StoreOnce VSA and HP StoreOnce Catalyst deduplication software.

 

As an HP AllianceOne Partner, BridgeHead was able to leverage HP Labs to tightly integrate its HDM platform with HP StoreOnce Catalyst software, enabling direct backup to the HP StoreOnce VSA. The solution provides the maximum opportunity for deduplication, while also streamlining backup processes.

 

Now, thanks to those efforts, Mary Rutan now has a single solution for backing up its clinical and business applications. And, thanks to the hardware-agnostic HP StoreOnce VSA, the hospital was also able to use storage capacity on existing HP ProLiant servers for its backup, rather than purchase additional hardware.

 

“Bridgehead and HP have come in with a backup solution that is the right fit and the right price for an organization of our size, while giving us all the performance and reliability of the big, expensive enterprise solutions,” said Robert Reynolds, IT director, Mary Rutan Hospital.

 

Smarter storage, better reliability 

Now, the hospital has dramatically reduced the amount of data requiring backup and, after just two weeks in production, MEDITECH deduplication ratios were 20:1 and will only improve over time. Mary Rutan also expects to reduce raw storage capacity from 50 TB to 10 TB – alleviating a huge strain on storage capacity. And, with Federated Deduplication, the Mary Rutan team can now run multiple backups simultaneously – instead of one at a time. They can also now back up everything they want and believe that BridgeHead and HP are enabling a higher level of data protection for the hospital.

 

The solution uniquely incorporates archiving to remove static data from the daily backup rotation while ensuring its protection. By reducing the amount of data being backed up through combining archiving with deduplication, the customer expects to reduce backup windows from days to hours. The hospital’s recovery-time objective (RTO) will be improved by this HP StoreOnce VSA and BridgeHead solution as it not only backs up individual files, but entire blocks of application data in their native format, allowing organizations to quickly rebuild the system in the event of an outage.

 

The hospital’s recovery-time objective (RTO) will be improved by this HP StoreOnce VSA and BridgeHead solution as it not only backs up individual files, but entire blocks of application data in their native format, allowing organizations to quickly rebuild the system in the event of an outage.

 

Cost-savings to the hospital are estimated to be in the 50 to 70 percent range over time. By replacing previous outdated solutions with a more cost-effective virtual solution and reducing the amount of data being backed up and stored, the hospital is realizing the gains in human resource and operating efficiencies.

  

HP’s Just Right IT portfolio: Learn more

Better, updated technology can help increase business efficiency and – with the right IT to expand as your business does – it can also help grow your operations. The HP Just Right IT portfolio of flexible and scalable IT solutions – including the HP ProLiant Gen9 line of rack and tower servers and storage solutions like HP StoreOnce VSA and others – can make a world of difference for any business.

 

The HP Just Right IT portfolio offers right-priced products and solutions that are tailored to your business needs to help you increase your competitive edge and drive your business growth. Find out more about how HP Just Right IT can help your business implement the latest in MSA Storage solutions – and stay productive.

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