Case Studies

Profile: Major full-service hospital, Tampa FL. Need: Older system for backup falling out of HIPAA-compliance; data volume growth outpacing processing capability. Solution: Hitachi Protection Platform (HPP) S-Series; Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) S-Series Outcomes: Regulatory compliance, smaller footprint, faster and more secure backup and restore, simpler administration, quick installation, improved data mobility, and future expansion potential with low-cost components. Coping month to month. With an eight-year-old system, this large urban hospital was barely managing its routine data backups, which grew larger and took longer every month. Although the system was operational and approaching the end of its useful life, the hospital saw no immediately compelling reason to explore its options. Then the other shoe dropped. The system manufacturer announced it planned to end support for this generation of software and...

Profile: Financial-services firm with $2.5B in revenue, Greater Atlanta Need: Computing, storage, and networking resource for new office space. Solution: Next-generation, hyperconverged infrastructure running on Dell/VMware vSAN platform. Outcomes: Low cost, right-sized, simple administration, rapid deployment, expansion potential.   Every office buildout involves infrastructure decisions. After outgrowing its previous space and leasing several floors in a new building, this Edge Solutions client needed to provide robust computing and networking services for a diverse mix of sales, marketing, and developer groups. Beyond immediate needs, the firm also wanted to stay ahead of its rapid growth curve—a doubling of sales by 2021. The quicker the move, the sooner the teams could be fully productive. A discouraging start. When the job went out to bid, most proposals called for a traditional, dedicated computer...