Date Added: Dec 2009
Nottinghamshire Healthcare, a United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service (NHS) Trust, is one of the country's leading mental health and learning disability services providers. The challenge was to consolidate storage to complement virtual infrastructure, ensure 24x7 availability of client services, and reduce administrative burden. An exhaustive tender process yielded a short list of potential storage providers, including EMC, Hitachi, HP, and NetApp. The decision came down to data management advantages - NetApp tools simplify overall storage management and make it possible for server or application administrators to provision storage from within the virtual center or to manage their own data using familiar database or application interfaces.