Nevmug Martins Point Health Care J Anuary 2009

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January 2009 New England VMUG at Gillette presentation

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Nevmug Martins Point Health Care J Anuary 2009

  1. 1. Case Study: How Martin’s Point Health Care Increased Agility with Highly Virtualized Storage and VMware. Tom Ackerson January 15, 2009
  2. 2. Company Information Martin’s Point Health Care • Leading New England health plan and health center provider – 550 Employees – 89,000 Customers – 38,000 Patients – 50,000 Health Plan Members 1
  3. 3. Why IT is Mission Critical at Martin’s Point Health Care • Seen as IT innovators – Electronic faxing – ePrescribing – Online Patient and Member portals • Update information • Request an appointment • Renew Prescriptions – Partner with EMH to roll out electronic health records 2
  4. 4. Martin’s Point Health Care’s Previous Environment • Expensive & difficult to grow Traditional Monolithic Architecture – Limited number of host connections to SQL – Difficult to scale internally point-to-point or switched connection – No virtualization • Increased Management Complexity point-to-point or switched connection – Limitations with Snapshot Functionality Host Connectivity – No Service Level Optimization Data Cache – No real data striping capabilities Disk Connectivity • Limitations on Disaster Recovery 95% of servers using less than 6% of CPU! 3
  5. 5. Martin’s Point Health Care’s Goals • Scalable & Cost Effective 3PAR InSpire® Architecture Environment – Unlimited number of host connections to SQL – Highly virtualized for improved utilization • Easy to Manage – Snapshot Functionality – Service Level Optimization – Data striping capabilities • High Availability a finely, massively, and automatically load • Advanced Disaster Recovery balanced cluster • Enables Business Continuity Host Connectivity Data Cache Disk Connectivity 4
  6. 6. Virtualized Solution • 3PAR – 1xE200 with 16 TB of raw data – 3PAR Dynamic Optimization – 3PAR Virtual Copy – 3PAR Recovery Manager for SQL • VMware • HP c-Class Blades – 3 x BL685c, 1 x BL685c G5 • Microsoft SQL DB – Monolithic storage limited SQL connection to 10 hosts – Virtualized environment now allows >50 hosts to connect! • GE Centricity EHR, E-Prescribing, Claims Processing, ADP Payroll, Cognos Presentation, Pharmacy System, Web Portal and Exchange. 5
  7. 7. Complete Utility Computing: 3PAR + VMware Storage Server Consolidation with Consolidation with Cut Storage TCO by 50% or more Cut Server TCO up to 70% Increase capacity utilization up to 75% Increase CPU utilization up to 80% Increase server to administrator ratio Reduce storage administration effort 90% from 10:1 to 30:1 Seconds Hours to provision new storage to provision a new server One command Drag and drop to optimize service levels / rebalance to optimize service levels / rebalance 3,500 kWh and $350 saved 6,800 kWh and $680 saved per year per usable TB per year per workload virtualized 50% or more reduction in floor space 70% or more reduction in floor space Simple and efficient Disaster Recovery for better Simple and efficient Disaster Recovery for better and broader application recoverability and broader application recoverability “With a highly virtualized environment, we can now snapshot & manipulate live data without taking down a system!” 6
  8. 8. CN1 Virtualized Storage Highly Virtualized Storage Traditional Storage Low & Unpredictable Service Levels High & Predictable Service Levels Controller Controller fine & massive resource utilization coarse & narrow resource utilization Controller Capacity utilization and performance are optimized Capacity utilization and performance are tradeoffs Realized a 25% cost savings by moving to a highly virtualized environment! 7
  9. 9. Slide 8 This slide is very dark -- color scheme of the disks should be improved. CN1 Craig Nunes, 12/29/2008
  10. 10. CN2 Utility Planning and Provisioning Traditional Highly Virtualized Seconds Hours, Days, Weeks to provision service levels to provision service levels Autonomic planning and configuration Manual planning and configuration Overall Configuration time reduced by 85%! 8
  11. 11. Slide 9 Color scheme of the boxes does not make it very readable. Please adjust. CN2 Craig Nunes, 12/29/2008
  12. 12. 3PAR Dynamic Optimization: Online, Non-Disruptive Rebalance • RAID 1 & RAID 5 Data Layout After HW Data Layout After Upgrades Online Rebalance • Increased flexibility to move storage around – Ensures 24x7 availability to SMB customers – Zero disruptions when new 150 100% 150 accounts are added 100% – Ensures Increased IOPS/ drive IOPS / drive Performance and Capacity % Used % Used Utilization • Decreased Complexity – Administration & Management is much more 0% 0% 0 0 elegant Drives 100s Drives 0 0 100s – Fewer Resources needed to manage storage Reduce server and storage administration by 75% due to decreased management complexity! 9
  13. 13. CN3 3PAR Recovery Manager for Microsoft SQL Server • Microsoft SQL Server-aware • SQL Server elements automatically discovered and mapped to snapshots •Point-In-Time (PIT) copies • Significantly reduces purchases for copy images • Veritas NetBackup from Symantec Support • Delivers one-click backup to tape • Automated point and click GUI • Remote Copy integration • Provides disaster recovery solution • Guarantees data integrity and time-consistent snapshots to the remote site. “RMS has been a significant addition to our datacenter. We no longer have to dedicate additional resources or purchase additional storage for application backup and recovery.” 10
  14. 14. Slide 11 Too many words. Shorten. CN3 Craig Nunes, 12/29/2008
  15. 15. Highly Virtualized Computing - Benefits Summary • Smart – Reduce server and storage administration by 75% • Thin – Reduce overall TCO by 60% or more – Cut overall server and storage floor space by 80% or more – Cut power and cooling dramatically • Ready – Provision new server and storage resources on demand – Optimize server and storage service levels on demand 11
  16. 16. Thank you Serving Information®. Simply.
  17. 17. 3PAR Platform Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 3PAR's massively parallel and automatically load Automatic Performance balanced architecture improves performance and maintains it automatically. 3PAR Utility Storage supports Microsoft's SQL Server Always On Techologies and supports mission-critical applications Always On Technologies that demand the highest level of availability. 3PAR Fast RAID 5 technology cuts data protection overhead Maximum Capacity by up to 87% while 3PAR Thin Provisioning cuts capacity Utilization purchases by up to 75%, both without sacrificing performance. Only 3PAR, with its cost-effective and SQL-aware snapshot technology Recovery Manager for Microsoft SQL Server, Rapid, Affordable SQL allows users to recover quickly and affordably. Recovery Server Recovery Manager for Microsoft SQL also provides quot;one-click,quot; non- disruptive backup. Accelerate the development and testing of new applications Rapid Application by sharing production-quality SQL Server data instantly, Development affordably, and flexibly. 13

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