Jorge CepedaNetwork EngineerMemorial Care<br />1<br />
Memorial Care: Background<br /><ul><li>Not-for-profit health system</li></ul>6 hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange County,...
Problems<br /><ul><li>Backups took too long:</li></ul>150 servers containing patient, business data; total backup window ~...
Server bottleneck</li></li></ul><li>Second Site<br />Torrance  co-location facility<br />Third Site<br />Fountain Valley<b...
Solution<br /><ul><li>3 ExaGrid systems at 3 locations
Full backups performed from 364 physical/virtual servers
Symantec NetBackup application</li></li></ul><li>Results<br /><ul><li>Backup times reduced 50%--to 12 hours
Near instantaneous restores
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Memorial Care Reduces Disk BackUp Time by 75%.ppt

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MemorialCare is a leading nationally recognized, not-for-profit health system with six hospitals in California. MemorialCare’s IT Operations department was responsible for managing and protecting over 150 servers containing patient and business data. Continuous and around the clock data backups were extremely labor intensive and stressing out the IT staff. Backups ran 12 to 18 hours a day and with data vaulting, the total backup window was nearly 24 hours, consuming 200-300 backup tapes per week. Difficulty restoring data from tape was also causing problems.

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  1. 1. Jorge CepedaNetwork EngineerMemorial Care<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Memorial Care: Background<br /><ul><li>Not-for-profit health system</li></ul>6 hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange County, California<br /><ul><li>IT department made up of 4 campuses</li></ul>Each has its own IT group for local issues<br />Enterprise group for wide area apps and network issues<br />
  3. 3. Problems<br /><ul><li>Backups took too long:</li></ul>150 servers containing patient, business data; total backup window ~24 hours<br /><ul><li>Problems with tape</li></ul>200-300 tapes consumed/week<br />Major issues restoring from tape – broken, unreliable<br /><ul><li>Exchange server too large to vault</li></ul>IT staff spent a week to restore after server crash<br /><ul><li>Limited number of physical drives to run backups
  4. 4. Server bottleneck</li></li></ul><li>Second Site<br />Torrance co-location facility<br />Third Site<br />Fountain Valley<br />Memorial Care Environment<br />Backup Server<br />Backup Server<br />Symantec NetBackup<br />Offsite Tapes<br />Primary Site<br />ExaGrid<br />Tape Library<br />Long Beach<br />
  5. 5. Solution<br /><ul><li>3 ExaGrid systems at 3 locations
  6. 6. Full backups performed from 364 physical/virtual servers
  7. 7. Symantec NetBackup application</li></li></ul><li>Results<br /><ul><li>Backup times reduced 50%--to 12 hours
  8. 8. Near instantaneous restores
  9. 9. Replication between two systems</li></ul>Lets us act as our own DR center<br /><ul><li>Multistreams were possible</li></ul>12 backup streams at once before<br />With ExaGrid, now running 80<br /><ul><li>Fit with Green initiative</li></ul>Rack size, 120V power, and GRID scalability saved buying racks of equipment with more power/cooling<br />Better management of retention policies<br />
  10. 10. Lessons Learned<br /><ul><li>Avoid use of tape or virtual tapes
  11. 11. Multistreaming is possible
  12. 12. Avoid differentials by running fullsevery day where possible.
  13. 13. Ease of use
  14. 14. Excellent replication technology
  15. 15. No need to manage backups on a daily basis
  16. 16. Vaulting to tape from ExaGrid is possible
  17. 17. Post-process dedupe technology--excellent for backup windows
  18. 18. Post-process enables fast restores
  19. 19. Failures are close to none
  20. 20. Easy installation—just turn on the appliance
  21. 21. Excellent technical support </li></li></ul><li>8<br />
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