Canada hospital depends on StoneFly’s remote replication service for business continuity

StoneFly’s Remote Replication service is being used by a Canada based hospital for business continuity purposes. The said healthcare center (name withheld due to NDA) is one of the world’s leading research centers in the field of clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion. It is helping transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

To deliver on its promise of patient centered care, the hospital must provide physicians and staff with application and data around the clock. StoneFly’s Cloud business center is helping the company to do so.

The business challenge

The healthcare firm which has more than 33,000 patients each year used to previously depend on three separate backup products to keep data continuity services to the peak. But slow and unreliable recovery threatened downtime and added complication to business processes, such as industry audits, software upgrades and web development.

Also the said backup software’s were not having the potential to integrate with cloud storage for replication purposes.

Apart from facing data growth of 25% each year, the IT team of the hospital was finding it difficult to manage Microsoft Hyper V Virtual Machines (VMs). Also the firm was thinking to upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint, which is used throughout the organization to document staff training, scheduling and procedures. To eliminate these vulnerabilities, the Canada based health services provider sort a solution to guarantee 24×7 availability.

The StoneFly solution

They choose to go with a worlds leading backup software provider for all their backup needs. This ensured that the firm had 24×7 access to applications and data, regardless of data growth.

To meet the disaster recovery requirements, the organization choose to go for StoneFly Remote Replication services. To reap the maximum benefit from the replication and snap shotting features, data should be stored in more than one location, requiring a remote host to be available. But many users have only one datacenter – the server room.

StoneFly Cloud Business Center (CBC) hosting empowers organizations to fully utilize StoneFly backup and disaster recovery features, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite backup inexpensively

The use of StoneFly CDR365 software tool with the said backup software helped users store their valuable data on StoneFly Cloud Business Center. By replicating data to Stonefly’s private cloud, users could save the capital expenses that come with the purchase of a physical appliance which needed to be highly available at a remote place. This also saved operational expenses such as power and cooling costs that are usually incurred while using a physical appliance.

The result

  • Helps in delivering patient centered care with zero tolerance to downtime and data loss. It helped in restoring data in minutes by recovering virtual machines from StoneFly’s remote replication service.
  • The hospital could comply with regulatory requirements with minimized time to recover.
  • It enabled aggressive and proactive software and system upgrades. Thus, when the organization runs into issues after such as software testing in production environments, they have access to data through backups and replicas.




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