|[July 16, 2014]
DataCore Software Lauds NY's Maimonides Medical Center for 12 Years of Setting Storage Virtualization and IT Best Practices
BROOKLYN, N.Y. & FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
DataCore Software, a leader in software-defined storage, today announced
Medical Center, a leading independent teaching hospital, has been
selected as the first recipient of the DataCore Healthcare Innovator
The Brooklyn, NY-based hospital received this award as a result of the
organization's accomplishments in leveraging storage virtualization to
help drive staff productivity, cost savings and better operational
performance. The flexibility of DataCore's software architecture has
enabled Maimonides to meet the dynamic range of performance,
availability and capacity growth demands needed to stay ahead of
compliance regulations and their ever-changing applications and system
requirements over the last 12 years.
"As a result of DataCore's software-defined storage platform, we have
seen significant savings in hardware and personnel costs, while
increasing the performance of applications," said Gabriel Sandu, CTO at
Maimonides Medical Center. "DataCore's SANsymphony-V allows us to manage
all these discrete systems from different vendors seamlessly and without
compatibility issues, which gives us tremendous negotiating power to
drive down costs."
The hospital has been able to meet change head-on and has improved
productivity, achieved better cost containment and consolidated online
storage resources that span multiple remote locations all under the
management of DataCore's storage virtualization platform. A multitude of
primary business-critical applications are under the central control of
DataCore's SANsymphony-V - including:
GE's imaging system (PACS)
Numerous Oracle (News - Alert) databases for human resources
Microsoft SQL servers for clinical programs
Primary databases for neonatal, geriatric, pediatric and research
Microsoft Exchange and IBM (News - Alert) DB2 databases that support medical records
Cost Containment and Full Asset Utilization - Courtesy of
More than 800 physicians rely on Maimonides information systems to care
for patients. Before working with DataCore, the organization had a
number of disparate systems not working in conjunction with each other.
This ad-hoc approach decreased efficiencies and intelligence around what
departments were in need of storage resources.
With all storage now managed through DataCore softwre, the medical
center can fully leverage existing storage assets, reduce costs, and
track storage consumption, as well as more efficiently budget for the
future by easily identifying usage patterns. Maimonides also now
utilizes previously unused storage throughout the hospital because
resources are pooled and easily optimized.
Productivity Improvement: Super-charged Performance & Capacity
The intelligence and automation that DataCore's SANsymphony-V provides
reduces the work needed to manage the hospital's petabyte of data.
Maimonides now has a pool of storage that can be "served up" to each
department rather than purchasing resources separately.
"DataCore's self-tuning caching capabilities also allow Maimonides to
super-charge application performance," said Rogee Fe de Leon, head of
the storage group at Maimonides Medical Center.
Risk Reduction and Metro-wide Data Protection for Continuous
The hospital uses DataCore to split storage between two data centers
using stretched metro-clusters and DataCore's built-in metro-wide
mirroring, enabling them to provide responsive applications and
uninterrupted patient care during routine maintenance, equipment
failures and facility upheaval. For example, when the hospital
experienced a major power outage in one data center, the doctors, staff
and patients had continuous access to their vital data from the
virtualized storage pool at the redundant site. Once power was restored,
the systems returned automatically to normal operations.
Business Continuity and Non-Stop Operations
"High availability for our operations was the first and foremost reason
for going with DataCore," adds Rogee Fe de Leon. "Now, everything that
is mission-critical to running the hospital is supported by DataCore.
Users not only receive faster access to data, but they benefit from
simpler provisioning and more server capacity as well."
Having rock-solid business continuity remains the overriding benefit
Maimonides derives from DataCore's solution. Maimonides can now cluster
applications between sites through on-demand, available storage serving
remote locations. If outages occur, IT systems don't go down with the
affected site and continue providing non-stop business operations.
"Maimonides is leading by example, demonstrating how software-defined
storage architectures can meet the management challenges of the
modern-day data center on shrinking budgets," said Melody Brown, vice
president sales for the Americas, DataCore Software. "We congratulate
Maimonides for being our first recipient of the DataCore Healthcare
Innovator Award. Like Maimonides, SANsymphony-V sets the standard for
flexible and trusted data storage management for the software-defined
For an accompanying video on the Maimonides deployment, click here:
About Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center is a non-profit, non-sectarian hospital
located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in the U.S. state of
New York. Maimonides is both a treatment facility and academic medical
center with 711 beds and more than 70 primary care and subspecialty
programs. With a staff of nationally renowned physicians, Maimonides
Medical Center strives to conduct quality research, care and education. http://www.maimonidesmed.org
About DataCore Software
DataCore is a leader in software-defined storage. The company's storage
virtualization software empowers organizations to seamlessly manage and
scale their data storage architectures, delivering massive performance
gains at a fraction of the cost of solutions offered by legacy storage
hardware vendors. Backed by 10,000 customer sites around the world,
DataCore's adaptive and self-learning and healing technology takes the
pain out of manual processes and helps deliver on the promise of the new
software defined data center through its hardware agnostic architecture.
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