Boston Medical Center Case Study: Implementing Data Center Virtualization to Cut Costs and Consolidate Hardware

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) needed to find ways to lower its operational costs to work within smaller budgets despite exploding data volumes, a sprawling server farm and 6,000 desktop users who needed access to clinical applications for patient care. The hospital pursued a data center virtualization strategy to simplify and consolidate storage, servers and desktops into an easy-to-manage, centralized solution that helps drive down operating costs. BMC used Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers with Intel® Xeon® processors, Dell EqualLogic™ storage and VMware.


  • $3.2 million saved in equipment avoidance costs
  • $150,000 savings annually from 50% cut in power bill for data center
  • Reduced licensing costs for desktops with desktop virtualization solution
  • Improved security with desktop virtualization
  • And more
DellEMC and Intel®
Feb 8, 2021
Jun 1, 2010
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