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Cardinal Innovations Chooses PernixData FVP(TM) for Faster Claims Processing and Cost Effective Storage Growth

Healthcare Provider Saves 50% in SAN Upgrade, Gets 6x More IOPS & 26% More Capacity With Flash Hypervisor Software

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- PernixData, the leader in virtualizing server flash, today announced that Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions, a Managed Care Organization (MCO) located in North Carolina, has selected PernixData FVP™ to process claims faster and cost-effectively scale storage in order to keep pace with the demands and changes in the healthcare industry.

Cardinal Innovations manages Medicaid, state, and local funding for behavioral health services, covering 2.4 million individuals and more than 1,000 service providers in the state of North Carolina. With additional growth a possibility, the company needed to improve IT efficiency so it would be able to adapt quickly and grow cost effectively to align with the new demands.

"There's a good chance that the number of transactions I need to process will grow by more than two thirds in the coming months as we scale up," said Chad Currier, Technology Infrastructure Director at Cardinal. "To keep pace with the additional claims would require continual investments in storage hardware, and we wanted to do everything possible to avoid that."

In addition to claims expected to grow substantially, Cardinal must ensure its disaster recovery plan can hit a target of 2ms latency -- a goal that would be extremely challenging with its existing storage infrastructure. Currier knew he needed both storage capacity and storage performance, but he didn't want the two to be inextricably linked and result in the same challenges year after year.

He turned to his trusted solutions provider, Varrow, for options. Varrow suggested two options. The first choice was the traditional route: buy a new high-end SAN. The second choice was to deploy a lower cost storage array for capacity / data services and utilize PernixData FVP with Intel SSDs for maximum storage performance. PernixData FVP clusters server flash into a logical pool of resources that are used to accelerate reads and writes to primary storage.

With no prior experience with PernixData's software, Currier decided to try it out in a free Proof-of-Concept. He found that installing and deploying PernixData FVP was very easy. The product installed in just minutes and required no specific training or VMware expertise to get up and running. Once PernixData FVP was installed, Currier began to see 6x improvement in IOPS.

Convinced that using server-side Flash with a PernixData Flash Hypervisor would deliver excellent storage performance, Currier decided to do a detailed cost-benefit analysis of the two options. He found the solution leveraging server side Flash with PernixData FVP not only delivered 6x more IOPS and 26% additional capacity than the proposed high end SAN, but at half the cost. This made the choice easy for Cardinal. In addition to cost savings, Currier is also excited about the ability to scale his storage performance easily and efficiently going forward.

"In a perfect world I can address performance and capacity as two distinct issues with two distinct solutions. That's what PernixData provides and is the only way I can get the flexibility I need without breaking the bank," said Currier. "I now have the capacity I need for future growth and I can scale storage performance quickly and cost effectively as the company grows."

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About PernixData™
PernixData is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers. The company's flagship software product, PernixData FVP, virtualizes server side flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualized applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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