Heart Living Centers achieved the desired IT environment performance and functionality with StarWind HyperConverged Appliance

Published: March 15, 2018

StarWind HCA has dramatically increased system uptime in addition to allowing IT to build out server infrastructure as the businesses grow rapidly.

Aaron Stoddard, IT Director


Prior to StarWind HyperConverged Appliance, Heart Living Centers’ IT  ecosystem comprised of two ageing Linux-powered servers used for file storage, website hosting, and email services.

Using such outdated equipment introduced some hardware limitations which could not ensure business growth. Also, it bottlenecked adding extra features for company’s staff and its newly added entities.


The company has viewed virtualization as the only way to solve the problem. StarWind HyperConverged Appliance (HCA) was chosen among other solution for its scalability and ability to fit strict budget limitations.

The solution enabled to replace company’s outdated hardware and implement more services for employees’ needs.

The ability to deploy StarWind as a 2-node environment and then enlarge it as needed saved considerable costs upfront without compromising neither performance nor functionality.

About the Company

Heart Living Centers is a parent company of Union Printers Home, A Caring Heart Home Health, and Premier Pharmacy group. Its branch company, Union Printers Home, is a skilled nursing facility serving Colorado Springs area since 1892. Union Printers Home offers 24-hour nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, and much more healthcare-related services.


Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Facility, Home Health Care

Contact Person

Aaron Stoddard, IT Director