Epic Performance Gains at the University of Kansas Health System


Customer:

The University of Kansas Health System needed a new storage solution to meet the performance requirements of its Epic EHR system. Installing all-flash arrays from Pure Storage has exceeded the Epic performance requirements, reduced downtimes, given application-development teams more flexibility, and slashed the time it takes to generate key reports.

Challenges:

  • Cost of upgrading storage to meet Epic requirements was prohibitively expensive.
  • "Rip and replace” cycle needed to be broken.

Use Case:

  • Database – Epic® Caché®

Business Transformation:

  • Enhanced efficiency for application development teams. Reduced costs for power, cooling and data-center space. Greater predictability of long-term storage costs.

IT Transformation:

  • Time required to run selected Epic Clarity reports slashed from 5½ hours to 20 minutes.
  • Snapshots accelerate software development process.
  • Five racks of storage equipment reduced to 20RU.
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“With Pure Storage, we… knocked the Epic performance requirements through the roof.”
Mike Schlenk, Assistant Director, Server Design, Development and Enterprise Storage, University of Kansas Health System

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