sponsored by CDW Healthcare
Posted:  22 Nov 2010
Published:  22 Nov 2010
Format:  PDF
Length:  19  Page(s)
Type:  eGuide
Language:  English

Every health care CIO should be thankful for virtual servers. All the claims about what virtual servers can save in hardware and licenses cost are basically true. Technically, virtualization works the same as in a standard business environment. But in health care, we focus much more on the benefits virtualization brings when supporting the legacy systems found in all health care organizations. Some of the key benefits of virtualization are cost and flexibility. 

Virtualizing both desktop applications and the servers that run them can cut desktop support, software maintenance and workstation lifecycle costs, provided that service levels and resource allocation aren’t compromised. 

Virtual desktops make it easy for physicians and clinicians to share critical data, but implementing virtual desktops in a health care setting requires addressing challenges that aren’t present in other industries. 

As providers add electronic medical record and clinical information systems, the need for additional servers becomes apparent. The right server virtualization strategy can help CIOs keep infrastructure expansion in check. 

Continue reading to learn more about virtualization for hospitals.

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