St. John’s Riverside Hospital Transforms Legacy IT Stack with World-Class SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure
SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure improves performance and data protection for mission-critical applications, eliminates cost and complexity, and streamlines operations
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – July 9, 2015 – SimpliVity a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for IT, today announced that St. John’s Riverside Hospital, is leveraging SimpliVity’s transformational hyperconverged infrastructure to improve the performance, economics, resiliency and manageability of its IT infrastructure.
St. John’s legacy infrastructure had limited storage, oversubscribed servers, and slow backup software. This posed a risk to the viability of St. John’s mission-critical applications and restricted their ability to scale and grow. After replacing its legacy IT systems with SimpliVity’s solution, the hospital:
- Increased application delivery performance of core healthcare applications by up to 50%
- Accelerated data protection, enabling backup and restore for mission-critical applications in seconds
- Achieved data capacity savings of 76:1 through inline deduplication, compression, and optimization
- Drove operational efficiencies that increased productivity and significantly reduced total cost of ownership
“Our mission-critical applications were constantly at risk with our legacy IT infrastructure. We were backing up data every eight hours and restores could take as long as 30 minutes,” said Nelson Carreira, Director of Servers and Desktops at St. John’s. “SimpliVity gives us peace of mind. We can now backup and restore applications in seconds, and recover from system failures instantly. Plus we’ve improved overall system availability and extended our data retention policy from three months to two years.”
SimpliVity is the only hyperconverged infrastructure provider to combine all the functionality of an entire data center stack below the hypervisor—including compute, storage, network switching, replication, backup and more—onto industry-standard x86 hardware. St. John’s consolidated its data center footprint from five racks to two racks, dramatically reducing power, cooling and space costs, while significantly increasing capacity. The operations team manages the entire hyperconverged infrastructure implementation from a single VMware vCenter interface.
“Siloed data center architectures aren’t optimized for today’s highly virtualized IT environments,” said Mitch Breen, senior vice president, global sales at SimpliVity. “SimpliVity provides the only hyperconverged solution that assimilates all IT below the hypervisor. By consolidating a wide range of IT functions onto common hardware, with global unified management, the solution helps St. John’s eliminate expense and complexity, simplify operations, and increase business agility.”
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About SimpliVity Corporation
Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8-12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital and employs more than 500 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.simplivity.com.