Healthcare’s sleeping pill: PowerEdge VRTX server

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My husband calls me the most “untechy” tech person he knows. Sure I work for one of the leading tech companies in the world and I use a ton of technology every day, but I tend to avoid the speeds and feeds and rather try to be a specialist in the problem our customers are facing in the healthcare sector, not the tech solutions themselves. However, when I heard about the new VRTX I went into full geek mode, spouting specs at family dinners and giddily tweeting product videos.

Sure it’s a great solution architecturally; I mean who wouldn’t want a quiet, neatly and compactly arranged server/storage/networking solution all in one lightweight chassis that plugs into a standard 110V outlet? And yes it’s ready for virtualization out of the box with 4 times the memory and 8 times the processing power thanks to the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 family of processors. Not to mention huge internal shared storage capacity of up to 48TB of data and a choice of either 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives that support clustering – all managed from anywhere with one single tool, super quiet with “office-ready acoustics.” See, there I go, getting all geeky again. But it’s not the specs or the awards that really get me fired up, it’s the potential to solve the problems our customers in the Healthcare sector are facing. The infographic below is a nice summary of the power of the Dell PowerEdge VRTX technology to enhance the way we care for patients and deliver healthcare.

Dell PowerEdge VRTX Server Village_HC_v6-01

I spoke to a couple of CIOs to put myself in the shoes of someone running a healthcare organization and see what was keeping them up at night:

  • The incredible rate of digital medical data being created and the pressing need to store it, access it, analyze it, share it and protect it anytime, anywhere
  • The alarmingly sophisticated army of hackers and thieves looking for unprotected patient data to steal as well as the constantly changing regulatory compliance requirements
  • The increasing need for community caregivers with mobile devices as well as local, regional, and sometimes global clinical collaboration to share patient data across the care path
  • The “do more with less” phenomenon of belt tightening and staff shortages, trying to not only keep the lights on, but provide innovative applications to improve patient care services
  • The sheer amount of systems, devices, and cables to manage across multiple sites. This clutter and lack of visibility not only makes IT’s job tougher, but also more expensive and risky

If these are the challenges healthcare executives are tossing and turning in their beds about, then the Dell PowerEdge VRTX is their sleeping pill. It was designed using healthcare customer insights, tested with healthcare independent software vendors to protect and comply, built to scale with the explosion of data, flexible to support mobility and simplified to be easily managed by constrained IT resources. Whether it’s for hospital departments, small doctors’ offices or branch offices and small clinics, you don’t have to be a geek to see Dell PowerEdge VRTX Server is a reliable, flexible, innovative solution for healthcare’s biggest challenges.

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