In this case study


Looking to quickly upgrade their infrastructure to ensure critical systems and patient data are available in the event of data loss or system failures, a federal health organization was interested in implementing Dell PowerProtect Data Manager 5500 (DM5500) with Dell VxRail. But before deploying the new solution, the organization wanted to be able to test and determine the recovery time and accessibility of large virtual machines that were similar to the ones in their environment, as they had specific backup and recovery requirements that needed to be met. Unfortunately, at that time, DM5500 was so new that it wasn't available in any technology evaluation lab for testing. 

The health organization turned to WWT to help find a way for them to conduct a proof of concept (POC) under severe time restrictions. 


Knowing what the client wanted to accomplish, we leveraged our relationship with Dell Technologies to set up an advanced version of the DM5500 in our Advanced Technology Center (ATC) before any other technology evaluation lab in the world. 

We then configured the DM5500 to application-specific mount points so that we could test how the solution backed up multiple large virtual machines (approximately 400Gb in size) on Dell VXRail E660F all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). During the test, we recorded the start time to the completed restore time.

The POC, which involved several specific points with the most demanding requirements, was conducted within four days of the initial request — well within the client's strict timeframe. 

Outcomes and benefits

As a result, the federal health organization was not only able to gain access to the new product before anyone else but could also prove that the solution would work for them before they procured it, all within a very tight timeframe and meeting difficult, exacting requirements. 

The health organization was also able to move through the technology selection process at light speed and obtained the information they needed to act decisively and with great confidence as they set up their new, advanced infrastructure that better fulfilled their current and future needs.

How can we help you? 

WWT helps organizations meet their current and future goals by embracing change and leveraging virtually all leading technologies in the data center, including Dell Technologies

We can help you build an infrastructure that adapts and scales without compromising security or performance, so you stay competitive and sustainable no matter what tomorrow brings. That includes:

  • Data center technologies
  • Primary storage
  • Server infrastructure
  • Hyper-converged infrastructure
  • Data protection

Leverage our ATC to conduct POCs, evaluate reference architectures, test-drive solutions, and analyze and compare competing solutions with the support of our data center experts and OEMs.

About Dell Technologies & WWT

As Dell Technology's first-ever Titanium Black partner, WWT leverages more than 25 years of partnership expertise to design, test and deliver best-in-class, integrated solutions that accelerate digital transformation and drive our customers' businesses forward. Together, WWT and Dell Technologies help businesses become industry leaders by harnessing the key drivers of transformation and innovation across solution areas, including IT infrastructure, Digital Workforce and Security.

Dell develops servers, computer software, computer security and network security, as well as information security services.

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