Hallam Medical Ltd builds a new infrastructure in only one day and transfers all the workloads with no downtime

Updated: February 1st, 2019

We were able to build a fully redundant replicating all flash SAN in a day on a working production system with zero downtime!

Patrick Louis-Jean, IT Manager


Before deploying StarWind VSAN, Hallam Medical had an infrastructure of Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster on top of HP Fibre Channel Enterprise SAN. The company outgrew the SAN’s performance – read latency was through the roof! To make applications run faster, Hallam Medical needed an affordable and reliable solution – the tried and tested one.


To increase storage performance, Hallam Medical deployed StarWind. The company considers StarWind VSAN an excellent software backed with strong support teams. Company’s representatives understood this after speaking to an engineer during presenting the StarWind software defined storage stack. It is the deep knowledge of the engineering team that helps IT managers sleep at night. StarWind allowed Hallam Medical to build a fully redundant replicating all-flash SAN on a working Production system with zero downtime in a day only. The company’s IT managers used the drives and hardware of their choosing without vendor locking and inflated prices. All the workloads migrated across to the new storage after a brief testing period, without users even noticing. StarWind surpasses all company’s expectations – it is absolutely rapid! Hallam Medical intends to use StarWind for the planned Asynchronous Replication to DR site and as a storage platform for their backup infrastructure.

About the Company

Hallam Medical is the UK’s fastest-growing Primary Care recruitment specialist founded in 2007. The company offers the nation’s largest bank of Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, Acute Nurses, Prison Nurses and 111 Clinical Advisors. Hallam Medical is more than just a recruitment agency. The company’s experts share the best practice ideas with the clients and candidates. They educate and innovate to help the clients and candidates reach their goals in improving healthcare. They are Hallam Medical’s goals too.

Company Profile

Primary Care recruitment specialist

Contact Person

Patrick Louis-Jean, IT Manager