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Oregon Medical Group Modernizes Clinics with Award-Winning SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure

SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure revolutionizing enterprise IT, today announced that Oregon Medical Group is leveraging SimpliVity’s transformational hyperconverged infrastructure to improve application availability, performance, and disaster recovery for its organization while providing improved operational efficiency.

Oregon Medical Group’s legacy infrastructure provided limited high availability and disaster recovery capabilities. This situation posed a significant risk to the clinical services that Oregon Medical Group delivered to its patients. The organization also doubted the legacy infrastructure could scale to meet the needs of the business. After replacing its legacy IT systems with SimpliVity’s solution, the company:

  • Simplified hardware infrastructure and system maintenance tasks, reducing operating expenditures by 20%
  • Leveraged built-in data protection for local and remote backups and achieved data capacity savings of more than 200:1 through inline deduplication, compression and optimization
  • Reduced recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) to minutes with automated site recovery

“Our mission-critical applications were at risk due to our legacy IT infrastructure. We had limited disaster recovery capabilities and knew that we’d have hours of downtime in a recovery scenario,” said David Trammell, IT Systems Engineer at Oregon Medical Group. “SimpliVity has allowed us to improve our VM performance and availability, and we can now recover from system failures seamlessly across sites in minutes, not hours.”

Oregon Medical Group utilizes SimpliVity to host mission-critical applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, WebApp and healthcare worker collaboration tools, across its network of fifteen clinics, supporting 140 physicians in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. The organization also plans to migrate its GE Centricity Practice Solution EMR system from a legacy NetApp 3000 series system to SimpliVity in the future. Oregon Medical Group has already achieved cost savings of 40% with SimpliVity and improved operational efficiency, allowing IT staff to be more productive.

SimpliVity is the only hyperconverged infrastructure provider to combine all the functionality of an entire data center stack below the hypervisor—including compute, storage, network switching, replication, backup and more—onto industry-standard x86 hardware. Oregon Medical Group has modernized its operation on a federation of 10 SimpliVity systems across two geographically distributed sites, dramatically increasing availability and business continuity. The operations team manages the entire hyperconverged infrastructure from a single VMware vCenter interface from which they can perform seamless failover/failback across sites. The solution is simple to manage since it automates multiple site recovery steps, including network configuration changes, VM configuration adjustments, and selection of VMs to shut down at the recovery site after failover.

“Legacy data center architectures that lack high availability and resiliency aren’t optimized for today’s highly virtualized IT environments,” said Doron Kempel, CEO, SimpliVity. “SimpliVity provides the only hyperconverged solution that assimilates all IT below the hypervisor. By consolidating a wide range of IT functions onto common hardware, with global unified management, the solution helps Oregon Medical Group improve business continuity while eliminating complexity and increasing business agility.”

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:04 PM by David Marshall
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