Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) March 9, 2009
Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) March 9, 2009 -- For the second time in less than a year, the Premier healthcare alliance has expanded its multiyear contract with DataChambers for disaster recovery and business continuity services.
The most recent expansion doubles the amount of space Premier occupies in DataChambers' Winston-Salem data center. It also doubles the number of servers housed in the facility and triples the amount of data stored.
"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."
One of those new products is 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."
Premier's contract with DataChambers includes high-availability managed data center services, redundant high-speed Internet bandwidth and disaster recovery workspaces that can be used in the event staff members are displaced.
"Premier delivers mission-critical services that help healthcare providers reduce costs, manage risk and improve both quality and safety," said Nicholas Kottyan, CEO of DataChambers. "Having an effective disaster recovery and business continuity strategy is fueling their growth by helping them build a solid reputation for client satisfaction."
Both DataChambers and Premier have significant operations in North Carolina. Premier has more than 650 employees based at the LakePointe Corporate Center in southwest 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.
To support Premier and other firms with growing information technology needs, DataChambers recently expanded its Winston-Salem data center by 25 percent. The new space features state-of-the-art security, fire protection, power and climate control.
DataChambers meets the demand of small and medium businesses for stable, secure, long-range information management and business continuity. The company specializes in electronic data storage, network and monitoring solutions, managed information technology solutions, co-location services, secure tape vaulting, and offsite records storage and management.
DataChambers meets SAS 70 Type II guidelines - the rigorous national standards governing how information technology companies should safeguard client systems and data. With redundancy and durability built into every critical component of its operations, clients also can rely on DataChambers to deliver high-availability services. For more information, visit http://www.datachambers.com.