Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Chooses Scale HC3
Exciting article on Scale Computing this week in ComputerWeekly online magazine doing a case study on how the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK replacing their HP server infrastructure with Scale HC3 hyperconverged infrastructure for a significant cost savings. The LSTM estimated an £80,000 savings (that's $103K for the Yanks) over simply updating their existing HP servers and SAN inverted pyramid design.
Not only was there significant cost savings, but the old infrastructure was based on shared backplane blade servers and single MSA SAN. Very high risk situation, as many here would point out. With Scale's HCI solution, LSTM no longer had to shoulder that risk, cost or the high management of dealing with LUNs and all that comes with an IPOD solution. Lower cost and high availability - a major win - win.