STORING DATA WITH CONFIDENCE

One of the largest health companies in the US was expanding into the UK and Europe and needed to upgrade their storage solution to accommodate their additional growth.

Business Challenge

One of the largest health companies in the US was expanding into the UK and Europe and needed to upgrade their storage solution to accommodate their additional growth and the need for the best available data security to ensure protection of sensitive data, even within the organisation itself.

 

Due to the size of the company, availability and performance under load were vital and multi-site recovery options in the event of disaster were also a fundamental consideration.

Business Solutions

Conscious of the need to maximise simplicity whilst minimising costs, Hardware.com’s engineers recommended an HP storage system offering multi-tier storage across SSD, SAS and SAS-NL for excellent efficiency, offering speeds up to 2.4 times faster than competitive systems. Data is automatically broken down into manageable 1GB chunks and self-configured meaning there is a greater utilisation of space, maximising the capabilities of the storage device without wasting space.

 

Four, fully-meshed controllers mean every area of storage is active and accessible by each controller, providing a high bandwidth for communication and data movement. This facilitates the speed and simplicity of data transfer and allows for ease of scalability as the company grows further.

 

Advanced replication software and integration with VMware replication tools means data is mirrored and easily moved across data centres ensuring protection with minimal impact on business applications during times of crisis.

 

High levels of security are also achieved through the encryption of data whilst not in use and partitionable multi-tenancy features which allow for privacy even between users of the same system.

Key project objectives

  • Storage system upgrade
  • High levels of security for sensitive data
  • Prepare for expansion in the next 3-5 years
  • Exceptional availability and consistent performance
  • Scalability to accommodate continued growth
  • Multi-site disaster recovery capability

Why Hardware.com?

  • Trusted advisor status with multiple vendor partners
  • Multi-million $ demo labs
  • Dedicated logistics operation
  • Rapid order processing
  • Experienced engineer resource
  • Design and testing capabilities
  • Pre-Staging facilities
  • Proven project methodology
  • 24/7 support
  • Single point of contact
  • ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certified

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Solution Proposal & Benefits

  • Installation of HP storage system
  • Encryption and partitioning between users to ensure security and data protection
  • Speed, efficiency and scalability through four fully-meshed controllers
  • Advanced replication software integrated with VMware replication tools to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery capability

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