Dell solution to improve patient care at KFSH
Riyadh, January 31, 2012
Dell has deployed of its virtualisation solution designed help increase efficiency and deliver better patient care at King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) and Research Center, the biggest research facility in Saudi Arabia.
Designed to maximise server utilization, Dell’s virtualization solution will also save the hospital time, space, and money, a statement said.
Dell is replacing the hospital’s datacenter servers with virtualized Dell’s Blade servers, and deploying a virtualised infrastructure solution, including VMware vSphere 5.0, SRM and cloud director, Veeam management suite, Citrix XenApp, Dell Compellent arrays for production and disaster recovery, Brocade FC Switches and Dell blade servers.
With this solution, Dell will consolidate 500 physical servers down to 450 virtual servers and 50 physical blade servers, simplifying IT management and increasing the center’s processing capacity.
Dell Services is also providing virtualization consulting and implementation support, technical training for the hospital staff, onsite knowledge transfer, ProSupport, and continued infrastructure support.
To improve security and availability, the hospital has also built a separate disaster recovery center, powered by Dell’s business continuity solutions.
“King Faisal Specialist Hospital relies on world-class technology to deliver healthcare solutions, and they needed the best and latest solutions, in keeping with the highest standards of the hospital,” said Dave Brooke, General Manager, Dell Middle East.
Waheed Khayyat, IT infrastructure manager, KFSH, said: “Dealing with people’s lives leaves no room for technology glitches, so we turned to Dell for their highly available solutions and are relying on their support for our total IT infrastructure.”
“With plans to offer a comprehensive suite of services as part of Saudi Arabia’s e-Government project, King Faisal Specialist Hospital aims to continue to improve the patient experience to support the growing number of public users with Dell’s technology,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service