At the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), they have three datacenters. The first is 7,500 square feet, the second is 6,000 square feet, and the third is just 800 square feet to hold their "off-site tapes."
- "There are three full data centers running all the time ," says Rick. "I've got a shadow read-only system so if the data centers are down, the care givers can at least get in and read the information that's sitting in there. Then I've got something called Web Access read-only sitting in the third data center with back-up data that's away from all of the data centers and it's available when people in the hospitals can't reach the first three systems (four counting the shadow system), they now have information on the Web read-only system." There are also stand-alone DRCPs containing the hospital's census information in each unit. Constant journaling and back-up is continually happening. Rick's data planning blueprint provides the Medical Center with a number of ways to ensure patient care via well-stored data.
Downtime due to outages caused by disasters can cost organizations millions of dollars – and some may never recover. The key to ensuring business continuity is a detailed recovery plan, including tape-based back-up, as well as multi-site clustering, disk mirroring and back-up servers. The webcast will explore new approaches to building a Disaster Recovery plan--before a catastrophe strikes. You'll hear from a panel of speakers, featuring Rick Haverty, Director of IT Infrastructure at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and IBM experts.
Listen to this webcast to hear:
|Principal lessons learned from disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the World Trade Center|
|Local and regional considerations for Disaster Recovery Planning|
|A case study on URMC discussing how this hospital ensures business continuity via contingency planning, using IBM Power Systems|
|Best practices for automation, mirroring and multiple site operational efficiencies|