US Oncology Turns to Sepaton

US Oncology turns to Sepaton and cuts backup and restore times dramatically, while charting course for new disaster recovery strategy

August 12, 2008

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STOCKLEY PARK, U.K. -- SEPATON, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class data protection solutions, today announced that US Oncology, the nations leading healthcare services network dedicated exclusively to cancer treatment and research, has deployed its enterprise-class virtual tape library (VTL), the S2100®-ES2 at its Houston, TX data center to backup and restore its critical patient and business data. SEPATON’s VTL technology is an important part of a longer-term plan to eliminate the use of physical tape and to open a second data center to serve as its disaster recovery site.

Serving more than 10,000 clinicians and administrative customers, US Oncology’s IT shop runs 650+ physical servers, including 100+ blade servers with 400+ virtual servers. To protect data on these servers, US Oncology’s IT staff performed incremental backups nightly using IBM LTO 2 tape drives and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) software. The tape drive system did not have the speed or capacity to handle their growing data volumes which reduced overall reliability.

“Patient data is critically important,” said Scott Booth, data center manager for US Oncology. “The immediate availability of medical records ensures a better patient experience while allowing our affiliated practices to operate more efficiently.”

Sepaton Inc.

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