Case Study: SQL Safe Backup

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Maximizes File Compression and Saves on Storage with IDERA SQL Safe Backup

INDUSTRY

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT) is a private, non-profit teaching hospital located at the Arizona Health Sciences Center and adjacent to The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Its 4,000 employees support more than 20,000 admissions and almost 400,000 outpatient visits annually. BUMCT’s high nurse-to-patient ratio contributes to its outstanding patient care, ranking it among the nation’s premier hospitals in U.S.News & World Report’s annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals.” It has also been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Database Administrator Tom Ryan is tasked with the administration of the hospital’s SQL Servers: determining whether backups are being run, dealing with issues of blocking, and making sure the SQL Servers are running smoothly. With 122 SQL Server instances, Ryan needed a high-performance backup and recovery solution that would meet BUMCT’s rapid growth. He also sought to reduce backup and recovery times and reduce the amount of space required for backups.


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