Roger Williams Medical Center has selected deduplication storage systems provider Data Domain to simplify its backup, restore and disaster recovery processes.
Following a brief evaluation, Roger Williams Medical Center (RWMC) deployed two Data Domain DD565s, one at the hospital data center and one at a disaster recovery (DR) site approximately 100 miles away.
Data Domain Replicator software was used to enable secure network-based replication of their backups, which include the Meditech database that runs the entire hospital management system as well as Exchange files, SQL server, Oracle and PACS systems data. The implementation required no changes to their backup policies or their existing EMC NetWorker backup software, and compression rates of 20x to 40x are being achieved on the various types of data, said Data Domain.
The company also engaged into backup software services, enabling hospitals to explore different backup strategies. RWMC is currently looking at backing up the hospital’s virtualized VMware servers to its Data Domain systems via Vizioncore backup software.
Beth White, vice president of marketing for Data Domain, said: We’re pleased to add RWMC to the growing list of hospitals and medical centers who have addressed their data protection issues with our systems. RWMC’s implementation underscores the flexibility of our systems to perform across a variety of data types and work with multiple backup software offerings.
Headquartered at Santa Clara, California, Data Domain is the provider of deduplication storage systems. It delivers the systems to address data protection and nearline storage needs of all enterprises.