SOURCE: SolidFire


January 27, 2015 11:00 ET

Automated HealthCare Solutions Selects SolidFire's All-Flash Scale-Out Storage Platform to Consolidate Its I/O-Intensive Workloads

Healthcare Technology Leader Maximizes Patient Care by Leveraging Solidfire's Scale-Out Design and Ability to Deliver Guaranteed Performance

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - January 27, 2015) - SolidFire, ranked the #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Automated HealthCare Solutions (AHCS), a leading provider of technology solutions for healthcare providers, has deployed SolidFire's all-flash scale-out platform to consolidate and deliver predictable performance to its I/O intensive applications.

Operating in 42 states in the U.S., AHCS provides a next-generation technology platform for hospitals and healthcare centers to seamlessly manage the broad array of services they offer. AHCS delivers solutions that dramatically simplify physician dispensing and inventory management, while streamlining automated claims and customer relationship management. Driven by a series of MS SQL databases, AHCS selected SolidFire due to the platform's ability to deliver guaranteed storage performance and low latency to their critical applications. In addition, AHCS was also looking to reduce its management overhead and complexity by consolidating its user acceptance, pre-production, production, demo and staging environments onto a single storage platform.

AHCS provides infrastructure and administration solutions that integrate into existing physician and administrative staff workflows, enabling doctors and hospitals to focus on patient care rather than billing, accounts payable and back-end IT. ezVerify, one of AHCS's newest solutions, is used by providers, hospitals, institutions and insurance companies to provide insurance verification. Since verification needs to happen instantaneously, application performance and system uptime are critical. However, AHCS found its legacy storage system struggling to keep up with the real-time performance demands and the rapid expansion of the ezVerify service and other applications. Performance, speed and efficiency were key, and AHCS realized that a traditional scale-up configuration wasn't going to meet its needs.

"Being a technology shop delivering cutting-edge software platforms, we needed a cutting-edge infrastructure," said Edward Dibeler, chief information officer at ACHS. "SolidFire offered not only the infrastructure, but also the ability to scale and deliver guaranteed performance at the same time. SolidFire's scale-out architecture gives us the additional benefit of being able to add nodes without downtime or impact to production or performance."

SolidFire now delivers the guaranteed performance, scalability and data security required for AHCS to run its always-live, automated healthcare suite of services that empower healthcare providers to maximize patient care. AHCS has seen immediate business results since implementing SolidFire's all-flash storage arrays, including consolidating multiple databases and applications without disruption, improving extract, transform, load (ETL) and import process times by more than 4.5 times, and reducing power and cooling costs by 4 times. AHCS' ezVerify service has also taken advantage of SolidFire's VMware integration, including vSphere Client and vCenter plug-ins, which streamlined the integration of the SolidFire platform into its existing infrastructure.

"Only SolidFire was able to deliver the storage infrastructure required to power AHCS's complex technology environment, guaranteeing performance to databases, applications and the entire virtual environment that enables 24x7 availability to thousands of physicians who access its software to provide excellent patient care," said SolidFire's Founder and CEO Dave Wright. "SolidFire enables AHCS to easily scale its storage platform, rapidly respond to customer demand, achieve superior operating efficiency, and avoid challenges associated with managing and maintaining multiple legacy storage systems."

Learn more about how AHCS deployed SolidFire's all-flash scale-out storage platform to consolidate its I/O intensive workloads, scale non-disruptively, and deliver guaranteed performance. Read about SolidFire's new SF Series storage platforms, which start at 35TB of effective capacity and deliver guaranteed performance to every workload. Schedule a SolidFire demo today.

About Automated HealthCare Solutions
Automated HealthCare Solutions (AHCS) is a leading provider of technology-enabled dispensing solutions for physicians serving workers' compensation patients and patients covered by personal injury protection insurance. AHCS has developed a powerful, next generation claims management technology platform, called ezDispense™ for point of care medication dispensing, and ezVerify™ software that allows for the verification of insurance benefits with as little information as the date of birth, insurance identification number, and group number. AHCS platforms easily scale up its operations, continually and immediately apply new knowledge across its entire business, achieve superior operating efficiency, and avoid challenges associated with maintaining multiple, legacy third-party applications. The AHCS solution integrates into existing physician and administrative staff workflow, allowing physicians to enhance patient convenience and compliance while significantly improving outcomes.

About SolidFire
SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

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