The Client: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency made up of 27 Institutes and Centers.
Business Problem : Officials at one of the NIH’s operational divisions became concerned that their vital data was at serious risk due to a fragmented storage infrastructure and the lack of reliable, centralized disaster recovery operations. They needed a network storage solution that could accommodate multiple platforms and protocols, provide resilient operation and high availability, and incorporate redundant and easily managed components, while also remaining within budget.
Solution : The Emtec team implemented a fabric attached storage (FAS) system with unified infrastructure combining a Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, iSCSI IP SAN and network attached storage (NAS) in a single package providing tiered storage.
Results : The client’s data is now stored securely on a tiered storage system with redundancy built in for high availability and disaster recovery.