Date : 12/1/2013
We have met the challenge from management to keep our backup and recovery costs low . . . The savings are truly astronomical with Dell.
Marcia Henry, Director, Information Systems and Technology, Allergy Partners, United States
ChallengeAllergy Partners has substantial data recovery needs that were increasingly challenging to meet with tape backups: Its patient information must be accessible 24/7, and backups must be retained for at least 10 days. With over 12 terabytes of data to back up frequently, the organization sought a more effective and affordable solution.
SolutionAllergy Partners now uses the Dell DR4000 deduplication and compression backup appliance to perform complete, fast and reliable backups across two facilities and to execute frequent, comprehensive backups at a fraction of the cost of its previous tape system.
Benefits• Enabled full nightly and weekend backups and deduplication
• Provided six times the data storage at less than the cost of 2TB tape backups
• Completed backups faster, saving up to 20 hours a week
• Delivered a 71-percent deduplication rate for 12TB of data
• Achieved integrated replication for consistent availability of patient medical records