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BridgeHead Announces RAPid™ Approach to Healthcare Application Recovery

Integrates backup and archive with single data repository to ensure optimised protection and recovery for all hospital data

Ashtead, UK and Orlando, FL (HIMSS) - February 24, 2014 - BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced BridgeHead RAPid™ (Rapid Application Protection), which facilitates the use of multiple protection strategies in a single seamless HDM Solution to ensure optimised protection and recovery of hospital applications. BridgeHead RAPid integrates both backup and archive with a central repository for meta-data, business and clinical data as well as healthcare-specific application awareness to ensure that hospitals can quickly bring back large amounts of data.

Leveraging BridgeHead BLAST (Backup Leveraging Advanced Storage Technology), BridgeHead RAPid enables hospitals to restore an application's complete underlying database and then enough of its file data to quickly get the application back up and running. To streamline the data protection process, RAPid deploys both single instancing for archive at the file level and deduplications for backup at the block level. BridgeHead RAPid promises to help hospitals:

  • Optimise RPO and RTO for 99.9% of their applications and data

  • Reduce storage and network requirements with single instancing for reduction of application objects, combined with deduplication for reduction of backup data

  • Provide a better platform for recovery, both in terms of speed, ease of use and reduced data loss.

"One of our goals was to try and reduce the time it was taking to fully protect some of our critical applications. Our email server, for example, was taking around 48 hours to fully back up," said Simon Joyce, Network Services Manager, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. "By implementing BridgeHead's RAPid, we were able to leverage both archiving and backup approaches to reduce the overall size of our applications. This allowed us to perform quicker, more frequent backups of our systems, while protecting the application's objects by taking multiple copies while writing to the archive. This has dramatically improved efficiency in the way we safeguard our applications, whilst giving us the comfort to know our systems and data are fully protected and recoverable in the event of an outage, corruption, deletion or disaster."

"The BridgeHead RAPid approach combines the company's deep knowledge of healthcare applications with a unified backup and archiving offering for data protection that is ideal for hospitals," said Joe Martins, Data Mobility Group. "Because RAPid takes two angles on data reduction - Single Instancing with archive, and deduplication with backup -- no matter what type of healthcare data is being managed, hospitals get an optimized data footprint which is faster, easier and less expensive to manage. Because of the unique approach of combining optimized protection, the BridgeHead RAPid approach can cover 99.9% of the types of data that a hospital has to manage."

"Built on BridgeHead's HDM Platform, Rapid Application Protection is an approach designed for hospitals to ensure optimised protection and recovery for any application," said Tony Cotterill, Chief Product Officer at BridgeHead Software. "RAPid ensures customers get optimum protection of their data as it allows a mix of backup strategies unlike any other data protection solution."

Interactive Resources
Read the solution sheet: RAPid Data Protection Designed for Healthcare

Read our recent blog on the root cause of failures in hospital application protection and recovery that RAPid was designed to overcome: What is a Root Cause of Failures in Hospital Backup and Recovery?

If you're at HIMSS 2014 in the US, come and visit BridgeHead Software at booth 3283.

About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years' experience in data and storage management, and 12 years in healthcare, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,000 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.

BridgeHead's Healthcare Data Management (HDM) solutions are designed to work with any hospital's chosen applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and control over the way data is managed, now and in the future. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.

BridgeHead Software Media Contacts

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