Integrated HP solution simplifies backup operations, cuts storage costs and accelerates recovery of business-critical information

PALO ALTO, CA – September 17, 2014 — / — HP Autonomy today announced that White River Health System, an acute care, not-for-profit medical facility in Arkansas, has selected HP to streamline storage, backup and recovery of critical data.

White River Health System needed a reliable, easy-to-manage storage and backup solution to protect its vital business information, including essential server and application data spanning physician electronic medical records (EMRs) and archives, Microsoft Exchange servers, point-of-sale applications and medical test results. To keep hospitals and clients running without interruption, White River’s IT team must protect this information, with a goal of 100 percent uptime.

The organization’s legacy backup solution consisted of a non-integrated stack of multiple vendor products that proved complex, inefficient and unreliable. Their previous backup application, Acronis, consistently generated backup errors that could take several days to resolve. The organization was losing manpower and money on daily phone calls with technical support, software reboots and clean-up.

In search of an easy-to-use, unified and reliable enterprise backup solution, White River turned to Alphaworks, an HP Autonomy partner, who delivered a comprehensive storage solution comprising HP 3PAR StoreServ 10400, HP StoreOnce 4420 and HP Data Protector—HP’s flagship Adaptive Backup and Recovery solution.

HP Data Protector instantly provided White River with a centralized, reliable backup for its servers and workstations, including physical servers and virtual machines. With this solution, White River’s IT team was able to lessen the burden of administration for managing backup and recovery tasks. The team also began receiving daily reports summarizing the previous night’s backup, resulting in reducing the time spent on unpacking a nightly backup from days to only a few minutes.

“We were spending way too much time on backups before,” says Danny Kelley, director, Information Systems, White River Health System. “Now, we get an email once a day, look at it and know things are running smoothly. That’s how backup should be.”

The organization has also managed to cut their storage needs in half thanks to the HP StoreOnce backup system’s efficient deduplication capabilities.

“The combined solution of Data Protector, StoreOnce and 3PAR StoreServ are the unified foundation for deploying the most efficient and highly optimized backup and recovery strategies,” says Stephen Spellicy, senior director, Product Management, HP Autonomy. “Not only is that what White River was looking to overcome, the integrations in HP’s data protection products allowed White River to eliminate the strain and burden of backup administration and management.”

To learn more about how HP is transforming backup for White River Health System, read the in-depth case study here:

Additional information about HP Data Protector is available on Twitter @HPBackup and at

About White River Health System
The mission of White River Health System is to provide a safe, efficient delivery of quality healthcare and to improve the health of our communities through education and outreach. White River Health System (WRHS) is an acute care, multi-facility, not-for-profit, regional referral center serving North Central Arkansas since 1976. The WRHS service area now includes nine counties in Arkansas.

To learn more about White River Health System, visit

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