Danielle Brown

Success Story: Non-Profit Legal and Protection Advocacy Agency Attains the Full Benefits of Going Software-Defined

When going Software-Defined there are few things most companies need checked off their list before purchasing that are just non-negotiable; cost savings, agility, productivity… why choose right?

Disability Rights Texas Gains Full Benefits with SDS

Based out of Austin, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is the federally designated legal and protection advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities. DRTx was designed to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

DRTx adopted DataCore’s software initially in 2009, and in 2011, the company upgraded to the current DataCore SANsymphony flagship product. Prior to SANsymphony, DataCore served as a straightforward “iSCSI storage solution,” which the company could leverage to store and share documents. It was very much a standalone repository for both documents and videos.

Server virtualization made it much easier to come back up after a disaster than you could with physical machines… But we would not have been able to achieve the overall agility, cost savings and productivity benefits without storage virtualization software from DataCore

Carlton Whitmore, IT manager of DRTx says “Server virtualization made it much easier to come back up after a disaster than you could with physical machines… But we would not have been able to achieve the overall agility, cost savings and productivity benefits without storage virtualization software from DataCore. The DataCore Virtual SAN and SANsymphony storage virtualization platform have combined to enable DRTx to fully use existing investments and significantly increase our flexibility, portability and cost savings to meet future needs.”

More Flexibility, More Performance and More Cost Savings

The results? Well, they speak for themselves.

As a legal and protection advocacy agency, DRTx depends heavily on the case management system, Legal Files, as its virtualized case management system. This application and the case information are mission-critical to the firm and therefore it needs a reliable server and storage infrastructure.

DataCore’s software has seamlessly increased the speed and response times of these key systems and processes – making them more efficient and productive. Prior to DataCore, DRTx was running eight or nine physical servers and there was always an issue with one at any given point in time – meaning either one was up for maintenance or one was facing “end of life” from Dell.

In addition to more flexibility and performance, DRTx was able to spend their IT budget more efficiently. The company was consistently getting hit pretty hard with maintenance costs – or they would need to buy new equipment to replace what was constantly being phased out. Luckily with DataCore, DRTx is saving at least $7,000 – $8,000 a year, every year, as far as maintenance fees and hardware costs that are no longer having to be paid for now.

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Get more details on the Disability Rights Texas case study here, including more feedback from the IT Manager!


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