Woodstock Hospital is a new, 178-bed, full-service community hospital that delivers primary and specialized care to more than 110,000 residents of Ontario’s Oxford County. The hospital provides patients and staff with a high-quality healing environment and the latest technology in patient care and communications.
Woodstock General Hospital provides acute in-patient, ambulatory, rehabilitation, and complex continuing-care programs and services. The institution broke ground for building its healthcare facility in November 2008 and completed construction in June 2011, on time and on budget.
When selecting a storage environment for the new hospital, the IT team considered several vendors, including HP, NetApp, EMC, and Oracle. Several factors set Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600 apart from competing solutions.
“We have a relatively lean IT team and had a short timeframe for deploying, so we required a storage system that was easy to install, use, and maintain. We also required a solution that was highly reliable and could scale easily and cost effectively to meet rapid growth requirements. Pillar Axiom 600 meets all of these criteria, and more, including superior performance”, said Kevin Somerville, IT manager, Woodstock General Hospital.
Woodstock General Hospital needed to install and get its storage environment up and running quickly, so as not to delay the opening of the new facility. The team received the new system, configured, and installed it in approximately two days, and had it up and running after a two-week test period.
The hospital installed two Pillar Axiom 600 systems. The primary SAN supports up to 30 terabytes (TB) of data and the second system, which is used for redundancy, supports up to 20 TB of data.