Baystate Health Keeps Health In Check With US Signal and Zerto

April 10, 2018
Compliance | Customer Stories

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Executive Summary

Baystate Health, with guidance and assistance from national healthcare IT consultancy VertitechIT, set out on a hyper-converged initiative. The the organization’s goal was to move 80% of its environment to a software-defined datacenter (SDDC). Baystate Health adopted VertitechIT’s TransformIT™ process, choosing the entire VMware SDDC stack and deploying it in an active-active-active fashion across 3 data pods. To provide the extra layer of IT resiliency, VertitechIT engaged US Signal’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution, powered by Zerto, to replicate key tier-1 systems off-site and into one of US Signal’s Grand Rapids datacenters. 

Challenges

  • No geodiversity - all datacenters were in close proximity to main hospital site in Springfield, MA
  • Needed to meet HIPAA compliance requirements – DR plan that could get systems back up and running under two hours
  • Budget restraints restricting hardware purchases needed for implementing DR servers and networking equipment

Solution

  • DRaaS solution powered by Zerto Virtual Replication and managed by trusted partner US Signal

Results 

  • Significant cost savings
  • Minimal patient impact
  • Instant managed recovery

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