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The VeeamON conference is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to see how Veeam and Nimble Storage (booth #303) make a great platform for data protection.

Transform Medical’s Nick Furnell will discuss how Nimble Storage and Veeam modernized his organization’s storage infrastructure, optimizing the delivery of medical records, at an hour-long breakout session at VeeamON 2014. I’ll host the talk, “Availability in the Modern Datacenter,” from 9:45 to 10:45am, on Wed., Oct. 8, in the Mount Royal Room (4th Floor) at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

Our talk will be one of more than 30 sessions at VeeamON, Veeam’s first dedicated conference. In six short years, Veeam has become an industry leader in data protection solutions for virtualized environments. Veeam customers often  use Nimble’s Adaptive Flash storage solutions.

Transform, a UK-based cosmetic surgery firm with two hospitals and 27 clinics, is one of the customers benefitting from Nimble and Veeam’s joint solution.

Nick Furnell, a member of the team that keeps Transform’s hospitals and clinics connected, is charged with keeping electronic medical records for some 250,000 patients safely stored. Many must be archived for years. As in the United States, the U.K. government calls for doctors and healthcare organizations to rigorously protect patient privacy.

Transform looked at Nimble a little more than a year ago. At the time, its existing storage area networks (SANs) were under-performing. Accessing critical patient records ­– which had once taken between 10 and 20 milliseconds – now required hundreds of milliseconds, leaving Transform’s medical and administrative staff frustrated. One SAN had even become unstable, and needed to be quickly replaced to prevent the loss of important electronic records.

Transform had almost settled on an EMC storage system, with Data Domain for backup, until it looked at Nimble.

Nimble’s flash-accelerated storage products offered the right platform to both leverage Veeam to its fullest, while also addressing Furnell’s production challenges. He quickly scrapped Transform’s plan to buy the EMC/Data Domain solution in favor of Nimble.

Says Furnell: “We know we have bought an excellent future proofed solution that aligns to our business requirements for delivering superior patient satisfaction.”

To find out more, stop by Nimble’s booth (#303), and be sure to attend our VeeamON breakout session. Furnell will offer details on Transform’s deployment, including an honest assessment of the challenges his team faced when overhauling the firm’s storage infrastructure. I look forward to seeing you there!

And for a sneak peek, check out Furnell’s blog on the topic:
Nick Furnell’s Blog on Nimble and Veeam »

Written by:
Sheldon D'Paiva