Community Medical Center (CMC) had one initial requirement-- find a FAL remediation solution for their MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) application to maintain 24/7 availability and avoid downtime.
CMC faced two key challenges. Firstly, they needed a FAL remediation (File Attribute List over expansion) solution to ensure 24/7 availability of their MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) application. Condusiv’s V-locity I/O reduction software was the obvious choice to meet that requirement. Secondarily, CMC’s aging storage infrastructure was having difficulty meeting performance SLAs required by doctors and clinicians who rely on the MEDITECH application for all patient care needs.
While turning to V-locity® I/O reduction software for their first challenge, what they didn’t expect was the additional value it provided to their second challenge-- their aging storage infrastructure, enabling CMC to squeeze significantly more performance from their existing systems. As a result, CMC deployed V-locity beyond their MEDITECH servers to improve the performance of all their Tier-1 applications.
“Regarding cost savings, the value we receive from V-locity in not having to worry about our MEDITECH systems crashing due to FAL growth is invaluable. It doesn’t take long for downtime to accumulate into hundreds of thousands in lost revenue. However, the real surprise was the performance gains on our heaviest workloads,” said Joe Buckminster, IT Director, Community Medical Center
Buckminster continued, “There’s no way we would have achieved a 5 year lifecycle on our storage system without V-locity offloading so much I/O traffic from that subsystem. We had no idea how many I/O operations from virtual server to storage were essentially wasted activity due to Windows write inefficiencies chewing up IOPS or hot data that is more effectively served from available DRAM.”
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