Community Health Choice Deploys Two Spectra nTier Verde systems allowing for 22x Increase in Data Backup Speed

BOULDER, CO – December 9, 2014 — / — Spectra Logic today announced that Community Health Choice (Community) has deployed two Spectra® nTier Verde systems at two of its Texas sites to more quickly archive and protect member and business records. This new environment allows for a near 100 percent time savings, and frees up production resources and network bandwidth for member and business needs.

“As an HMO, Community Health Choice manages high volumes of member and claims information that must be protected following strict industry regulations, and simultaneously accessed quickly,” said John Coakley, director of information systems, Community Health Choice, Inc. “Spectra Logic’s nTier Verde disk appliances with CommVault Simpana has reduced our data backup process from 31 hours to 1.4 hours – a 95.5 percent time savings. Community can now retrieve files efficiently to provide better, faster care for members.”/

Community Health Choice chose to significantly change their backup environment to archive and protect their member and business records more quickly. After a month-long evaluation of several market options, they upgraded to the latest version of CommVault Simpana, allowing them to utilize both the deduplication and replication technologies. They deployed two Spectra nTier Verde systems, one at their main office and one at a nearby disaster recovery site. The two sites are connected with a 100MB connection. The nTier disk-based appliances are configured with a single large disk pool, providing efficient disk usage for their environment.

In addition to CommVault they also deployed Veeam to protect their virtual environment. Veeam uses the same disk pool on Verde as CommVault. This combination of technology increases Community’s data backup by 22 times its previous speed.

“We continue to have great success with Spectra’s disk-based secondary storage systems,” said Spectra Logic’s executive vice president of worldwide sales an sales operations, Brian Grainger. “With Verde’s affordability, reliability, effortless management and architecture that assures the highest level of data integrity, the technology was built to meet long-term archive and backup needs.”

For more information about Community Health Choice’s Spectra Logic solution, visit:

About Community Health Choice 
Community Health Choice, Inc. is a non-profit Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 9,000 doctors and 70 hospitals, they serve over 240,000 members. Community’s mission is to improve the health of members seeking healthcare services, comprised of children, pregnant women and underserved families in Southeastern Texas.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
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