The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) provides IT services and data storage to approximately 90% of the nation's non-profit academic medical centers, which involves using powerful databases for data management. Due to expedited growth, the storage requirements and storage costs were doubling every two years. UHC wanted to design a system that could keep up with this rapid and exponential growth, while providing flexibility for future challenges.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) helped in transition of UHC's entire data storage system to blade servers. HDS performed this transition without any need of local storage and reliance on server virtualization, and ensured minimal disruption to routine operations of the legacy system. This resulted in significant cost savings, a reduced server rack footprint, and increased efficiency for UHC’s future growth.