Westchester Medical Center
North America |
At Westchester Medical Center, the only Level One trauma facility in its region, data loss and downtime are unacceptable, since they could prevent doctors and nurses from doing their jobs during a crisis. To mitigate these risks, the hospital uses a range of Symantec solutions for data protection, high availability, disaster recovery, and endpoint security. Results include the ability to back up all data within nightly windows, 90 percent less bandwidth required to replicate VMware backups to disaster recovery site, $50,000 annual cost avoidance on tape, $900,000 cost avoidance on VTL hardware, and a near-zero recovery point objective and recovery time objective.
- Server platform: Dell PowerEdge 1855, 1955, and M600 blade servers; Dell PowerEdge 2950 and earlier rack servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and VMware ESX Server 3.5
- Applications: Kronos Workforce Central; Fujifilm Synapse PACS (picture archiving and communications system); Hospital Information System (HIS); Microsoft Exchange Server 2003; Siemens OPENLink interface engine; 3M SoftMed; Duke University Clinical Research Information System (CRIS)
- Databases: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2000; Oracle
- Storage: Two EMC CLARiiON CX-500; two EMC CLARiiON CX4-960; two EMC Symmetrix DMX3-950; two EMC Celerra NS40G Gateway NAS; two EMC Centera units
- Tape libraries: Dell PowerVault ML6020; Dell PowerVault TL4000 (at disaster recovery site)