Response times for tier 1 applications have dropped drastically since we have been running in conjunction with DataCore’s caching capabilities. The runtime for enterprise reports dropped dramatically. In fact, in some cases it went from minutes down to seconds.
We are thrilled with DataCore’s performance and what it does on the storage side of the virtual infrastructure. From a cost-perspective, it is a complete home run in that it is vendor-agnostic. I can run any application and take any storage, deploy it behind the DataCore solution and it comes online — and is super-charged with intelligence, performance and a single management interface.
What used to take me an hour and a half of on some of the more involved processes I run on the SQL server – like defragging the indexes – takes me about three minutes now that DataCore powers the virtualized storage platform.
The risk reduction that we have attained because we can replicate volumes instantaneously to both the primary and secondary sites has been of enormous value to us. We sleep a little better at night knowing we don’t have all our eggs in one basket.
We have realized better data protection by moving our critical data storage to DataCore, providing high availability for servers and VDI desktops. This plays strongly into our business continuity and disaster avoidance strategy.
With DataCore in place and with hardware in two different locations, this has allowed us to make our mission-critical, clinical imaging along with other systems highly available. Since we have implemented this, we have
not experienced any downtime–even for system maintenance.
DataCore enables all the different storage devices that comprise our architecture to communicate and work with each other–even though they come from a wide mixture of vendors – thereby allowing the Institute to gain efficiencies and reduce our costs.
We have definitely realized roughly four times (4x) greater capacity utilization – otherwise we would have lost hundreds of gigabytes for operating system disks across many servers. And we haven’t.