Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Application Storage
prnewswire | July 14, 2023
Pure Storage®, the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, today announced that University Hospital Centre of Saint-Etienne, one of the leading university hospitals in southeast France, is leveraging its portfolio - including FlashArray™, Pure1®, and its Evergreen® architecture - to secure and accelerate access to critical data in order to improve overall patient care and business continuity.
The University Hospital Centre (CHU) of Saint-Etienne is a public institution that specializes in healthcare, research, and teaching, providing a variety of patient care to people in the region, ranging from pediatrics and maternity care to heart surgery and radiation treatment.
As CHU Saint-Etienne increased its data footprint, its legacy storage technologies - a mix of aging disk storage - struggled to meet growing capacity needs, taking up a great deal of space and threatening availability due to regular breakdowns.
Faced with growing demands and limited space, the hospital needed to modernize its IT infrastructure, which serves as the foundation for all of its patient systems. As a result, CHU Saint-Etienne worked with partner Axians to shift its legacy infrastructure to Pure Storage, replacing approximately 70 units of legacy hardware with just six units contained in two Pure Storage FlashArray systems, meeting the organization's space constraint requirements.
Pure Storage provides CHU Saint-Etienne the availability, security, and performance it needs to both scale and improve patient care, while enabling easy maintenance for its small IT team. Benefits include:
Modernized, Efficient Storage Infrastructure: With Pure Storage FlashArray, CHU Saint-Etienne has significantly reduced its power consumption while increasing storage capacity by 50% compared to its legacy storage environment. The increased capacity enables the hospital's IT team more flexibility to shift workloads and increase demand as needed, providing a future-proof foundation to scale with patients.
Reduced Time Spent on Storage Management: Pure Storage's Pure1 AI-driven management platform enables CHU Saint-Etienne to reduce administrative time with an easy-to-use interface that simplifies storage management and allows new IT team members to get up to speed quickly. Additionally, the Pure Evergreen architecture further simplifies management with seamless, non-disruptive upgrades to existing controllers, eliminating downtime for the hospital.
Enhanced Data Protection and Greater Availability: Using Pure Storage SafeMode Snapshots in FlashArray, CHU Saint-Etienne can now secure its storage environment with fast recovery of data that has been inadvertently deleted, making it easier to comply with data retention requirements. Snapshots, along with ActiveCluster™ active-active replication across the FlashArray systems, help to minimize the impact of cyberattacks. Pure Storage thus reinforces CHU Saint-Etienne's business continuity plan by helping to deliver greater availability.
Improved Application Performance: The new Pure Storage infrastructure dramatically improves application performance for CHU Saint-Etienne, reducing latency from around 17 milliseconds to under a millisecond in most use cases. Staff and clinicians can access data faster and provide a better quality of care to patients and other users of the hospital.
"Moving our legacy storage environment to Pure Storage was one of the best decisions we could have made as an IT team. Not only does Pure Storage deliver unrivaled performance and management capabilities that meet our data storage needs, but it enables us to truly secure and scale sensitive and business-critical data to meet growing patient demands, ultimately helping us deliver better care across the region." – Samuel Pelissier, IT Infrastructure and Operation Manager, CHU Saint-Etienne
"We're supporting CHU Saint-Etienne to power the healthcare of tomorrow. Data is central to delivering better patient outcomes and faster diagnosis and our solutions enable the University Hospital in this regard. Not only are we meeting CHU's needs and positively impacting patients' lives, we're also supporting sustainability for the public sector organisation in greatly reducing its data centre footprint." - Hugues Hueze, Country Manager France, Pure Storage.
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage uncomplicates data storage, forever. Pure delivers a cloud experience that empowers every organization to get the most from their data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure's commitment to providing true storage as-a-service gives customers the agility to meet changing data needs at speed and scale, whether they are deploying traditional workloads, modern applications, containers, or more. Pure believes it can make a significant impact in reducing data center emissions worldwide through its environmental sustainability efforts, including designing products and solutions that enable customers to reduce their carbon and energy footprint. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.
Application Storage, Windows Server OS
prnewswire | August 02, 2023
Accelevation Holdings, LLC, a vertically integrated group of manufacturing companies serving the data center, electric vehicle, and robotic markets, has acquired Instor Solutions Ltd, a comprehensive, mission-critical solutions provider, for an undisclosed sum. Through the acquisition, Accelevation will integrate Instor's data center white space installation and project management expertise with its data center containment and caging solutions business, Conatech, to form the Accelevation Data Center Business Unit.
The acquisition has established a new, vertically integrated data center business unit comprising both brands to create a single, customer-facing entity and forming the USA's largest integrated data center services solutions provider. Together, the Accelevation Data Center Business Unit will solve key challenges for hyperscale, colocation, and enterprise customers, including faster product design, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities, with dedicated white space integration, services, and project management expertise.
By combining both leading brands, Accelevation has created the only organization within the U.S. market capable of providing fully integrated, data center infrastructure product manufacturing, with self-performing, fit-up solutions design, and project delivery. The companies comprehensive services offering will propel hyperscale, colocation, and enterprise data center operators to benefit from industry-leading speed and efficiency – offering enhanced value throughout the entire life cycle and delivering world-class data center environments at accelerated pace and scale.
Through its integrated sales, manufacturing, and operations teams, for example, Conatech's customers now have immediate access to the data center white space design, build, and integration services that Instor has built its world-leading reputation on. In turn, Instor has secured unparalleled access to the vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities used by Accelevation to produce its Conatech data center products.
"By combining Instor's white space design and services expertise with Conatech's manufacturing and product capabilities, the Accelevation Data Center Business Unit is uniquely positioned to serve and support the data center market as it fulfils its growth potential," said Sam Prudhomme, President, Data Center Business Unit, Accelevation Holdings. "Our customers recognize that together, we're better - empowering them to grow at unprecedented speed and scale, and at the pace the market demands. Importantly, our shared values and methodological approach will ensure we continue to treat our customers the way they want to be treated, setting a new standard for integrated data center solutions and services, globally."
Accelevation President and CEO, Michael Rubiera, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Instor to the Accelevation portfolio of innovative companies. Combining Instor's 40+ sales and project management professionals to our Accelevation portfolio creates one of the most comprehensive and all-encompassing solution providers of data center products and installations in the world. We couldn't be more excited about the possibilities and growth this acquisition provides."
About Accelevation, LLC
Accelevation is a vertically integrated group of manufacturing companies serving the data center, electric vehicle and robotic markets. The organization's mission is to build businesses and work cultures that positively impact employees, their families, their community and their customers. At its core, Accelevation understands that it is their responsibility to plot a course for a more mindful way of doing business.
Businesswire | July 06, 2023
Fermaca Networks (FN), a purpose built Infrastructure provider seeking to utilize the most unique right of way for purposes of being a leading provider of Long Haul Dark Fiber infrastructure in Mexico, announces its Partnership with Gold Data that will allow both companies to leverage complementary strengths in the marketplace. In addition, Gold Data is acquiring an undisclosed number of Fiber Pairs in Fermaca Networks phase 1 route (FN-1) which originates in El Paso, Texas and traverses multiple cities in Mexico and reaches as far South as Queretaro and Guadalajara.
“FN’s core strengths complement those of Gold Data perfectly and we are excited about the opportunity to align our values,” stated Edgar Mosti, CRO, Fermaca Networks. “The skillsets and experiences of the two companies work synergistically and clients originating from either partner can expect a smooth and successful joint solution for fiber requirements throughout the areas they serve. We are sharply focused on our clients’ success, and we believe this partnership will benefit our mutual and prospective customers.” We are excited to also welcome Gold Data into the Fermaca Fiber Partners (FFP) program in which Gold Data will play a key role.
We are excited to acquire fiber pairs in Fermaca's network, Gold Data complements its state-of-the-art topology network that is revolutionizing Mexico's demanding connectivity market.
We are supporting this market with an offer from several international networks.
"With this new underground route, it allows us to increase Gold Data's reliable footprint in addition to our 'Gold Data 1' backbone submarine cable. Also, we are very happy to join Fermaca Fiber Partners, who will provide extended networks to all Fermaca customers," says Renato Tradardi, CEO, Gold Data Group.
About Gold Data
Gold Data is a multinational award-wining technology company, which focuses on telecommunications infrastructure and services. We provide direct connectivity through the Americas and the Caribbean, interconnecting more than 156 PoPs, 76 data centers with presence in 35 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Gold Data relies on its strategic PoPs, diverse subsea capacity and its fully-owned network to deliver the complete end-to-end solution to and from Latin America and the Caribbean for MNCs, global carriers, OTT and content provider customers.
With roots going back 60 years, Fermaca Dreams is a conglomerate of companies focused on developing and executing key infrastructure projects in Mexico. With proven track record, a successful history of partnerships, and a strong and professional management team, Fermaca Dreams companies are committed to the highest standards in project development, execution and operation.