project rockyAs we transition from summer to fall, I cannot help but reflect on the idea of change. When everything is going right, I see no need for change- or at least nothing drastic. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. However, when things are going wrong and there is clearly room for improvement, change is quite necessary. IT environments are no stranger to the idea of transformation and how important it is to the success of the business.

Take it from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH)… With day-long RTOs, lengthy backup windows impeding workflows, and time-consuming management, LHCH was experiencing major problems with their tape backup systems. Their backup and disaster recovery processes could not provide the quick failover, continuity, or archiving capabilities necessary to fully protect their data. As a renowned medical facility, LHCH needed accuracy, speed, and reliability in order to deliver on its daily commitment of clinical excellence. After virtualizing and centralizing their IT environment, the hospital recognized that a more comprehensive transformation was needed to achieve its objectives. It was time for a change.

Alongside a number of other EMC solutions, LHCH implemented EMC Avamar, a key component of EMC’s Data Protection Suite. With Avamar, LHCH replaced its entire tape backup systems to automatically and continuously back up all file, block, and virtual machine data from the primary VNX to the secondary platform. Backup times are no longer hours; they are now almost instant. And when a file restore is required, the request takes minutes, in comparison to the days it used to take. Imagine- days and hours down to minutes and seconds! The hospital’s data protection solution now empowers staff to work faster, react more quickly, and speed access to the right document at the right time for increased patient safety.

You’re probably starting to wonder, would the results be the same for me, and my data?  How easy can transformation actually be? EMC manages the entire process. If you are unhappy with your current data protection strategy and see opportunities for improvement, let us show you the way. Because by changing nothing, nothing changes. EMC is equipped with all things necessary to transform your data protection environment. Click here to learn more.

Meredith Soper

Marketing Manager, Dell EMC Data Protection Division
As a former college athlete who never lost her competitive edge, I continuously challenge myself to learn new things and become an expert on others. However, my focus is no longer basketball, but the world of data protection. My MBA and innate passion for technology led me to a career in product marketing at Dell EMC, where I aspire to add some pizazz to the already-exciting world of backup and recovery. Outside of the office, I’m a born and raised Bostonian who has trouble pronouncing her R’s (think “pahk the cah”). I love sports, shopping, and a good glass of red wine. Follow me on Twitter @Meredith_Soper and I promise to #followback!
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