Healthcare Firm Expands with DataChambers
March 10th, 2009 By: Rich Miller
Here’s an example of a provider benefiting from data center demand in the healthcare industry: DataChambers said this week that the Premier healthcare alliance has expanded its multi-year contract for disaster recovery and business continuity services in DataChambers’ facility in Winston-Salem, N.C. The expansion doubles the amount of space Premier occupies in the Winston-Salem data center, as well as the number of servers.
“After an internal review, we determined that many more of our systems were critical to our day-to-day operations and needed to be part of our disaster recovery plan,” said John Huddle, senior director of infrastructure at Premier. “In addition, we’ve recently acquired new products that demand real-time processing.”
That includes SafetySurveillor, a solution used by hospitals to track infection trends and to detect potential problems before they impact patient care. The effectiveness of the service depends on continuous, around-the-clock availability to physicians.
“We’ve entrusted our future viability to DataChambers and rely on them to safeguard the systems that support our clients,” Huddle said. “The company uses the latest best practices and has a facility that no one in the disaster recovery industry can match. We’ve had zero outages during the three years we’ve been a client, so the trust we have in them is well-earned.”
DataChambers provides Premier with high-availability managed data center services and disaster recovery workspaces that can be used by displaced staff members. Premier has more than 650 employees based at the LakePointe Corporate Center in Charlotte.
DataChambers is headquartered in Winston-Salem on an 80-acre campus and has an 85,000-square-foot facility at Ridge Creek Business Park in Charlotte. DataChamber recently completed an expansion project to add capacity to its Winston-Salem data center, which now features up to 80,000 square feet of business continuity seating, and a 44,000 square foot underground data center.