Peace Hospice Care / Case Study
Peace Hospice Care supports people with palliative care, focusing on empowering patients to find the best possible quality of life. For more than 25 years, PHC has cared for adults diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.
In addition, the Hospice had recently committed to virtualising their server infrastructure, which significantly changed their backup and recovery process.
PHC needed to modernise their backup and disaster recovery capabilities, with a solution that would increase RTO, work within their tight budget, and protect a heterogenous environment. A reliable and fast failover was also essential and it had to be easy to use, to ensure no additional pressure was placed on their IT resources.
The key benefits for Peace Hospice Care after deploying DRaaS included:
Improvement in RTO from hours to just minutes
Protection for the complete environment with a single solution
An estimated 25% reduction in storage costs
The solution works on a scalable ‘pay as you go’ model, which also ensures a lower cost of ownership and lower ongoing storage costs, when compared to the legacy system PHC was using.
Peace Hospice Care’s legacy tape storage system did not support a current virtual machine setup and concerns around data loss were increasingly rapidly, considering a data-loss event could occur at any time. Therefore, Moon Computers ensured the service protects any operating system, server and virtual environment, which meant that they would only need to deploy a single solution and their mixed environment would be entirely protected.
PHC also asked Moon Computers to deploy cloud backup and recovery software, and an on-premise failover appliance, to replicate the servers, virtual machines and images both locally and to the cloud to ensure any lost data could be immediately recovered.
The solution is an easy and comprehensive disaster recovery platform, without the enterprise price tag, but the most mentioned benefits has been the peace of mind provided by the rapid failover solution. For PHC, business continuity reviews are now a breeze because every asset is protected and recoverable in only a handful of simple steps.
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