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New Video: ManTech International provides the United States Department of State reduce their backup and recovery time using Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Peter Stark Executive director of ManTech International which is under contract to the United States Department of State to provide global IT modernization, of all State Department information
systems around the world. The department operates two physically separate networks around the world for classified and unclassified data with up to 3,000 servers spread throughout the world.
By using the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack Solution they are able to get eight snapshots a day from the Exchange server each of which is only taking two or three minutes to run and can
recover objects in 5 or 10 minutes whereas previously it was not feasible with a 46 hour backup and recovery time.
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New Video: Tivoli Storage Manager runs a smarter Data Center
Ohio Health has eight member hospitals, nine affiliate hospitals and numerous out-patient facilities throughout Ohio. Their systems run on pSeries hardware for many of the clinical systems with an AIX operating system. They have, between two primary and secondary sites, where they run systems at either site. Backups are critical in their clinical environment because it affects patient care. They use Tivoli Storage Manager for their backup environment. Tivoli Storage Manager writes directly to the primary site and it gets replicated to the second data center. Using a disk-based backup method, they have shaved seven hours off admin processing time because they don't have to write off-site copies.
Watch the video and hear why Ohio Health loves using Tivoli Storage Manager
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VCU Medical Center is one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States and the only academic medical center in central Virginia, offering state-of-the art care in more than 200 specialty areas along with Level 1 trauma care.
For VCU Health System, technology provides the foundation for transforming clinical services and delivering patient care. However, with a heterogeneous storage infrastructure and no single user interface, the team’s three storage engineers faced significant hurdles in managing growing data volumes and recovering data quickly when needed.
Working with IBM, the health system implemented a virtualized, scalable and high-performance storage infrastructure that improves service levels, reduces costs, mitigates risks and supports an increasing amount of data (growing at more than 20 percent annually).
Reduced data recovery time; Process of migrating data has been shortened with greater success probability; Standardization and consolidation of storage systems has reduced the storage footprint and decreased data center temperatures from 43 to 68 degrees; lower cooling and energy cost; Reduced storage spending
“With Tivoli Storage Manager, we can set multiple recovery point objectives and the XIV allows us to keep multiple snapshots of the data without impacting performance. So we can have copies and copies and copies of the data where we couldn’t before.”
—Greg Johnson, CTO and Director, Technology & Engineering Services, VCU Health System
Read the complete case study for more details on how VCU Medical Center worked with IBM to gain uninterrupted data access.
More success stories of other customer implementations of IBM technologies can be found here.