By having infrastructure that both scales out and scales up to meet the needs of our growing organization, we avoid having to rip out IT solutions, just to buy others. What’s more, we don’t have to learn other technologies and management systems all over again.
Dustin Fennel, Chief Information Officer
About the Customer
Owned and operated by Deanco Healthcare, LLC, Mission Community Hospital is a 145-bed short-term acute facility providing high-quality, affordable healthcare in the San Fernando Valley community for more than 50 years.
No capacity management or storage provisioning strategy created complexity and inefficiencies at the hospital. There was always the need for more capacity, more disk space within the direct-attached storage environment. The data center was out of date, running on older servers. There were some virtualized VMware servers; however, even those virtualized servers were supported by direct-attached storage. There was a small IT staff and budget, so the solution needed to be cost-effective and one that enabled easier management.
Two copies of DataCore SANsymphony™ storage virtualization software running on a Dell R720 server with 128GB of RAM and 2 six-core processors in each–along with 4 fiber Qlogic NICs in the servers, plus 2 1Gb NICs.
Mission Community Hospital now has the business continuity it needs by eliminating downtime with a high availability storage virtualization solution. In addition, all major applications experienced significantly better performance from virtualization. The DataCore solution also enabled the IT team to leverage legacy storage and be well-positioned for future growth. The software-defined infrastructure allowed for simplicity of management and ease-of-use combined with cost-effectiveness and overall application performance improvement that supports the hospital’s future growth initiatives.
DataCore is managing all of Mission Community Hospital’s fiber-based storage. All legacy storage will also be brought in to run under DataCore in the future.