ServerCentral, a provider of colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and managed cloud solutions, has architected, deployed, and is actively managing a private cloud and Disaster Recovery (DR) environment for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Coastal Health District.

Part of the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Coastal Health District is responsible for improving the health of those who live, work, and play in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties. Its programs prevent illness and injury, promote healthy behaviors, and protect residents from harm.

servercentral data center“We were faced with a single point of failure in Savannah, and we had to find a more resilient architecture and solution to stay online in the event of a disaster,” said Barry Flynn, IT Manager at Coastal Health District. “This proved exceptionally challenging when you think about a disaster event as a tropical storm or hurricane. You’re potentially talking about an entire region being impacted. It was critical that we looked beyond the region to provide the level of resiliency and availability we needed.”

cloud services healthcareThe Coastal Health District found its solution in ServerCentral’s flagship data center in Elk Grove Village, IL. From there, ServerCentral provides managed backups and disaster recovery (DR) – operations that are supported via additional cloud availability zones on the East and West Coasts. A custom-architected network connects these production and backup environments with Coastal Health’s Georgia-based operations. The comprehensive solution would “increase capacity, speed, and resiliency while improving security and overall application performance.”

“We needed a complete way to deliver continuity of system operations and patient care, and ServerCentral delivered,” added Mr. Flynn. “The support and insight in developing our new architecture and defining and testing our comprehensive Disaster Recovery plans has been fantastic.”

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