In the retro: rebuild the IS of CH Saint-Martin after hurricane Irma

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On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the French island of Saint-Martin, in the Caribbean. During its visit, the CH Saint-Martin lost one of its two computer rooms. Datacore’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution limited the impact of the disaster and quickly restarted activity.

The two computer rooms of the CH Saint-Martin are located

Located in Saint-Martin, in the Caribbean, the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital Center in Saint-Martin provides care to the 40,000 inhabitants of the French part of the island. In 2013, on the occasion of the implementation of the Computerized Patient File (DPI), the establishment decided to upgrade its IT infrastructure. “Previously, it mainly supported administrative uses. By deploying DPI, the level of tolerable risk was no longer the same. When it comes to taking care of care in real time, we could no longer rely solely on backups, ”explains Jean-François Desrumaux, IT project manager at CH LC Fleming in Saint-Martin.

The center then launches a call for tenders in order to build a redundant infrastructure, aimed at ensuring high availability. “This is a functional approach, in which we must try to define all the possible scenarios, in order to then determine how the infrastructure can compensate for the failures,” observes the project manager.

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