Infotech Lead America: Jupiter Medical Center has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to accelerate its medical application delivery and improve patient care.
Jupiter Medical Center, which needed a scalable solution that would support growth by simplifying access to critical medical applications and information, rejected options including those provided by EMC and Cisco, before selecting an HP Converged Infrastructure.
Within three years of being launched, the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio is overtaking the competition by globally delivering substantial benefits to business and government customers.
The data center solution provided by HP includes HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage – a simple, scalable and flexible storage infrastructure; the HP BladeSystem enclosure with HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8 ) server blades for optimized performance and power efficiency; and HP Virtual Connect technology to simplify network management.
The HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000 Storage system, deployed as part of the HP Converged Infrastructure solution has ensured zero downtime. It has enabled faster data retrieval compared to the center’s previous storage solution.
The solution has helped the medical center eliminate its six-figure cost for storage maintenance by consolidating three storage area networks into a single system. Jupiter Medical Center has been able to significantly reduce data center floor space as well as power and cooling costs.
HP 3PAR StoreServ storage enables Jupiter Medical Center to quickly deliver to quality healthcare applications such as the McKesson Horizon Suite of products to the patients.
Jupiter Medical Center uses secure clinical virtual desktop images for consistent availability and accessibility of essential medical records applications. The center’s virtualization environment includes VMware vSphere 5 and Citrix XenApp application virtualization technology. It is supported with an HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure and HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 server blades.
Jupiter Medical Center’s environment can now deliver 10 times the compute capacity of its previous system.
Jupiter Medical Center also deployed the HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module. The module includes a network configuration that enables the organization to select a profile for automatically adding new blades. This feature eliminates the need to cable and manage these systems individually and reduces power consumption.
HP Technology Services provided consulting expertise for infrastructure design, implementation and migration with support services to ensure a smooth transition from the old systems at Jupiter Medical Center, an HP Converged Infrastructure. HP Technology Services also suggested ways to minimize risk and ensure systems were online as scheduled to ensure consistent patient care.