Atlanta Women’s Health Group Safeguards its Vital Medical Computing Infrastructure Seamlessly in the Cloud with VeriStor
ATLANTA, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VeriStor Systems, the Southeast region’s leading enterprise data storage and virtualization solution provider, today announced that Atlanta Women’s Health Group, the largest OB/GYN practice in the southeast, has selected VeriStor Cloud Continuity Services to support the data protection and disaster recovery requirements for its 30 locations across the region. Using VeriStor’s turnkey cloud services, the large health practice has achieved its goal of a one-hour recovery time objective (RTO) while avoiding heavy capital and operational expenses.
Atlanta Women’s Health Group, P.C. is responsible for serving more than 100,000 patients throughout its multiple locations. This equates to over 250,000 patient visits every year, including the delivery of approximately 9,000 babies annually. The practice has 460 employees, 62 physicians, 16 midwives (CNM), 11 nurse practitioners (NP), and it continues to grow.
Over the past decade Atlanta Women’s Health Group has added more and more physician groups to its organization. With each addition, the organization found that it had exponentially more servers to manage and more data to be protected. Because the health group maintains patient records online in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution, data availability is critical as physicians need to be able to access patients’ medical records at any time.
“We were adding more and more groups and soon redundancy and disaster recovery could no longer be in the background,” said Dean Underwood of Atlanta Women’s Health Group. “Assuring close to 100 percent uptime is critical for us, especially when you are running an EMR. Entire medical histories are electronic, so our systems can’t ever go down.”
Atlanta Women’s Health Group began to search for ways to assist its recovery needs. The company wanted to avoid solutions that required investing in unnecessary hardware and storage in an offsite datacenter. They then looked to VeriStor, an end-to-end virtual infrastructure and cloud solutions provider they had already trusted to architect their current infrastructure, for possible solutions.
VeriStor introduced them to its VeriStor Cloud Continuity Services solution which provides enterprise-class cloud replication and disaster recovery without additional hardware investment or management overhead. The solution performs enterprise-class data replication, on demand, and resides in a secure SAS-70/SSAE16-certified datacenter. The solution is truly turnkey for the Atlanta Women’s Health Group team and is both fully-managed and monitored by VeriStor Virtual Infrastructure and Storage engineers.
As a result, Atlanta Women’s Health Group has achieved its goal of complete system recovery in under an hour which includes their core medical records systems, Exchange messaging, SQL databases, and Active Directory authentication services. With VeriStor’s 24 x 7 network operations center (NOC) monitoring, the health group no longer needs to worry about downtime. Even more, the health group avoided the heavy capital costs of other replication solutions and now has a highly reliable solution for a small, predictable investment.
“For any organization considering cloud-based replication and recovery, I say ‘Go for it!” said Underwood. “We now have a level of security we never thought possible with the added confidence that the knowledgeable VeriStor team is there looking over everything. In fact, they are so proactive that if I ever do see something on the network that needs attention, they are already on it. VeriStor delivered exactly what we needed.”
For more information about VeriStor Cloud Continuity Services, please visit: http://www.veristor.com/cloud-services/overview.aspx.
About VeriStor Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., VeriStor Systems is a Solutions Architecture firm specializing in enterprise data storage, virtual infrastructure, cloud-based disaster recovery and technology financing. VeriStor’s integrated solutions include Storage, Server and Desktop Virtualization, Virtual IO & Consolidated Fabric, Fibre Channel and iSCSI Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), De-Duplication, Backup and Recovery, Data Replication, Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Compliance Archiving. With more than 600 customers, VeriStor specializes in enterprise and mid-market companies in all industries throughout the Southeast including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, education and federal, state and local government. More information can be found at http://www.veristor.com.
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