DC Government, Department of Human Services (DHS) – Urban Area Security Initiative


Install a Data Warehouse Disaster Recovery Solution for the Department of Human Services

Business Problem

DHS needed a highly available file virtualization storage solution to warehouse its historical data to meet HIPPA and other health requirements.  DHS also wanted a solution that was designed using the latest in disaster recovery technologies.


Rapidiant Enterprise Business Continuity Solutions ensure that your applications and data are available during planned and unplanned outages. Rapidiant designed and implemented a file virtualization, data warehousing and disaster recovery solution using EMC Clarion Storage Attached Network solutions and Recover point appliances. Rapidiant Consulting implemented this multi-site solution with redundant VMware servers.  The VMware servers were installed to allow DHS to consolidate many of their older servers and create additional file storage with the attached SANs. The solution also utilized file replication appliances and provided an offsite disaster recovery VMware server with mirrored NAS (Network Attached Storage).

Key Benefits

  • Reduced Risk – Meet the most stringent information protection requirements
  • Capacity Management – Resolve file storage capacity issues
  • Increased Business Resilience – Protect business processes from unforeseen disasters and system failure.