Friday, January 9th, 2015

Storfirst Gateway Software Ensures Uninterrupted Critical Care Access While Securely Migrating Files to EMC ECS Cloud Platform

LAWRENCE, MA -- (Marketwired) -- Seven10 Storage Software, the leading developer of seamless data migration and cloud-based Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) software, announced today that Allegiance Health selected Storfirst Gateway to move, store and manage confidential patient data in the cloud. The collaborative solution was delivered through the longstanding EMC and Seven10 Select Technology Connect Partnership. To read the full case study, please visit:

Since 1918, Allegiance Health has offered advanced healthcare services and promoted a progressive philosophy of overall wellness. As a leading healthcare provider, Allegiance institutes responsible policies in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that call for the long-term preservation of critical patient records. "We recognized our organization's IT infrastructure must easily adapt to rapid innovation within the storage layer. At the same time, we were facing reliability concerns due to a change of control with our existing NetApp StorageGRID platform. As a result, Allegiance Health turned to Seven10," said Allegiance Health's Information Systems Vice President and Chief Information Officer Aaron Wootton.

Seven10's Storfirst Gateway software migrates, protects and manages records in full compliance with HIPAA regulations while providing a seamless transition from legacy storage platforms. In addition Seven10's Storfirst offers:

  • Multiple layers of security: Encryption, file-locking, retention, multi-platform replication, portability, hashing, self-audits, tiering and write-once.
  • Unparalleled flexibility: The Storfirst file systems offers built-in native support of block and file-based disk, CAS, Cloud (via REST) and even Tape or VTL.
  • Seamless migrations: Seven10 helps companies retire and/or refresh their current storage platform by supplying secure data migrations that deliver uninterrupted access and guarantee against data loss.

For Allegiance, Seven10 moved legacy patient data from NetApp StorageGRID to EMC ECS cloud storage platform while providing a standard and secure SMB/CIFS (or NFS) access layer for go-forward archiving into the ECS platform. The Seven10 solution of software migration plus data management eliminates the need for professional services while instituting a simplified, converged storage strategy with management that reduces complexities, cost, risk and overhead while adhering to healthcare privacy requirements.

"The combined offering from EMC and Seven10 provides Allegiance Health with an easy and safe migration solution for moving and protecting our critical patient data. Seven10's Storfirst migration and management software is very robust, allowing us to quickly and easily adopt the EMC cloud storage platform," said Wootton.

"Traditional IT upgrades are time consuming, exhaustive and cost prohibitive. Seven10 understands there needs to be a better way to transition from legacy storage to next generation technology," said Bobby Moulton, President and CEO, Seven10 Storage Software. "We designed Storfirst to change how the healthcare industry approaches storage refresh projects so as to eliminate any interruptions in the patient care process. Putting an end to storage obsolescence means Allegiance Health spends far less time worrying about data migration efforts and more time on what matters most -- patient care."

About Seven10 Storage Software
Seven10 is a market leading developer of cloud-based information lifecycle management (ILM) software. The company's award-winning technology provides organizations a simple, unified information management system that includes data migration capabilities from existing storage arrays. With support for on-premise and cloud technologies, Seven10 helps customers protect their most essential corporate data -- offering a secure, scalable, and centralized view of tiered storage. With proven success in healthcare, finance and other compliance-driven markets, Seven10's software delivers demands for immediate access while providing the most economical choices for long-term data retention. Technology built to outpace innovation.

For additional information please contact Seven10 Storage Software at 978.725.3332 or via email at [email protected]. For industry insight follow Seven10 Storage Software on Twitter and visit the company page on LinkedIn.

For more information, contact:
Jackie Abramian
BridgeView Marketing (for Seven10 Storage Software)
[email protected] 


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