With Silk, Sentara was able to achieve 3x faster performance than what they would have seen through native cloud alone. And with 2:1 data compression, Sentara’s advanced EHR and Cloud teams were able to reduce the number of Azure resources it uses, helping to cut their cloud costs by up to 20%.
In addition to the faster performance and lower costs, there were a few other reasons why Sentara chose to adopt the Silk Platform. These included the use of inexpensive and instantaneous zero-footprint clones which come standard as part of the enterprise data services Silk provides. With these clones, the Sentara team would be able to make as many copies of data as they like, without going over their budget.
In addition, Disaster Recovery was a use case that Sentara needed to leverage. Yet, this hadn’t previously been possible without tacking an additional $28,000 to their cloud bill for a hosting report. Since Silk makes it simple to replicate data and easily lift and shift it to other infrastructure, it is now possible for Sentara to easily move data from production to DR.
Overall, Sentara was thrilled with the introduction of Silk to its stack. “The performance with Silk on Azure could not be met by any other cloud solution for our most intense workloads, including our EHR,” said Matt Douglas, Chief Architect, Sentara. “Silk and Azure are a powerful combination for complex workloads on the cloud.”