The Leading College Healthcare Solutions Provider Stays Ahead with VersaStack

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VersaStack brings a host of performance improvements to Medicat, helping retain the company's leading position in the market.

CLIENT NEED:
Medicat—the leading provider of healthcare information technology (HIT) to colleges and universities—was rapidly approaching the limits of its IT infrastructure and needed to quickly implement a solution in order to continue service excellence and maintain their hard-earned market leadership.

With storage requirements growing by 20 percent year after year, Medicat also needed a solution that would offer easily managed scalability to support ongoing expansion.

DYNAMIX SOLUTION:
Leveraging our expertise in IBM and Cisco technologies, we deployed VersaStack—which combines IBM Storwize storage and Cisco UCS—in just six weeks time.  

"VersaStack stood out from competing options as it combines proven technology from two vendors with unparalleled track records,” said Jonathan Cox, Director of Technology Services at Medicat. “Dynamix proved the ideal partner, taking the time to educate as well as implement. Ultimately, we were able to achieve ultra-fast time-to-value,” Cox added.

The solution offers Medicat built-in automation and data compression capabilities, enabling optimal performance together with low management requirements. “With VersaStack, our team can do a lot more, allowing us to focus on innovation and client support over administration,” continued Cox.

With VersaStack in place, Medicat now experiences:
- 6x the speed when provisioning new virtual machines, resulting in accelerated software delivery times
- response times of 1 millisecond, compared to 300 ms previously
- a 75% reduction in cabling management requirements

With a future-proof platform in place, Medicat is well-positioned to fulfill its growth strategy. “We are confident that the VersaStack roadmap will support our expansion for at least 48 months. If we surpass our growth predictions, we can easily scale the solution both horizontally and vertically, assuring that we can meet unknown future challenges with ease,” Cox concluded.

VERSASTACK SOLUTION COMPONENTS:
– Cisco B-Series Blade Servers
– Cisco Nexus 9000
– Cisco UCS Director
– Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
– IBM® Storwize® V7000

Learn more about VersaStack from our Cisco expert, Bill Boyle: Click here.
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