Interact for Health Guarantees Application Performance with Gridstore HyperConverged Appliance
Mountain View, Calif. – March 10, 2015, Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Centertoday announced that Interact for Health, an independent nonprofit catalyst for health and wellness that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana has chosen Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) for its recent data center refresh to support their primary business mission. This included such workloads as SQL Server, anti-virus, and terminal servers.
Interact for Health was looking to update their IT infrastructure in order to continue to support the mission of the nonprofit to serve their community. With an investment and commitment to Microsoft data center technology, and Hyper-V in particular, they wanted systems that would seamlessly fit in and improve their application performance. The 3 node 9TB Gridstore HCA system, configured in a failover cluster, replaced their Dell PowerVault storage and SQL Server.
“Gridstore was engineered with Hyper-V in mind,” said Cliff Hastings, Interact for Health’s Director of IT. “Being able to set Quality of Service at the VM-level meant guaranteed performance for our applications. Even though the solution was all-flash it was very affordable. I compared the total of all the investments we’d made in physical infrastructure over the past five years, and the Gridstore installation was less.”
Hastings added, “Another point very important to us is the failover capability. I can lose an entire node or one disk in every node simultaneously and the VMs will keep running. Installation time was less than an hour and it’s very easy to administer. Working with Gridstore has been great and the HyperConverged Appliance is a winner for our organization.”
“Working with Gridstore has been very productive for Interact for Health. They go above and beyond working with me to get what I need. The solution is everything we hoped it would be and exceeded our expectations.”
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About Interact for Health
Interact for Health improves the health of people in the Cincinnati region by being a catalyst for health and wellness. We accomplish our mission by promoting healthy living through grants, education, policy and action. Interact for Health is an independent nonprofit that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. More information is available on our website, www.interactforhealth.org.
Gridstore™ is the leader in HyperConverged All-Flash Infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center. Our customers gain a 10X performance improvement over traditional storage as we put all-flash as close to the workload as possible. They realize 4X lower TCO by consolidation of three layers of infrastructure into one scalable layer built on X86 hardware and 10X less management effort due to less management points and less infrastructure to manage. Gridstore’s HyperConverged Appliances include both compute and storage in a single system, and provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore’s patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers.
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