Healthcare Group Improves Availability and Security of Mission-Critical Databases
CareGroup Healthcare System is the corporate parent of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and three other hospitals in the Boston area. One of its responsibilities is managing 470 databases across the enterprise, including 70 databases that house mission-critical information used in providing patient care and setting healthcare policies. To enhance the availability, performance, and management of these dispersed data sources, the organization upgraded its databases to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. The new solution delivers enterprise-class availability of 99.99 percent. CareGroup has improved the security of its more than 2 terabytes of data with advanced auditing and encryption features, simplified IT tasks by using Policy-Based Management, and saved IT time and money through Data Compression and Backup Compression.