SIS Blog: Infrastructure

Treating Disaster Recovery Issues with Zerto and SIS

You only need to take one look at the news to know that natural disasters do happen, which could put your data and business or organization at risk. Even just a one day outage could cost your business dearly. It’s still too early to tell how badly Hurricane Sandy has affected industries on the East Coast, but the effects of the storm are further reminders of the importance of disaster recovery. Disaster recovery gives businesses, health care professionals, government agencies and other organizations the peace of mind that they won’t be in the dark if disaster does occur. Many industries mandate certain regulations when it comes to disaster recovery, and this is certainly the case for healthcare. Let’s take a look at one example in Louisville.

We specialize in bringing IT solutions to our clients. When the University of Louisville Physicians announced that they were in need of a company to deliver an effective disaster recovery program, we knew that Zerto would be a perfect match. The University of Louisville Physicians consists of more than 500 members who treat patients all over Kentucky and Southern Indiana. HIPAA mandates that all hospitals and offices have standards in place to prevent the loss of data or failure of applications in the wake of a crisis, which could lead to the patients’ care being affected. Not satisfied with their first two providers, they needed software in place that would meet the industry’s strict demands.

The Zerto Virtual Replication software won over other competitors and was implemented to protect All Scripts – Electronic Health Records, GE Healthcare’s Centricity and other applications that were essential for good patient care. The loss or failure of these programs would have caused doctors and other healthcare professionals to not have the data and tools needed to effectively treat their patients. Zerto delivered and the system was up in less than two hours. Like all of Zerto’s and our clients, the University of Louisville Physicians were very happy with the results and their virtual environment is now more agile without changing their standard mode of operation.