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Dubai health insurance firm picks HP services

Dubai, June 9, 2013

Dubai-based MedNet UAE, a health insurance specialist, has selected HP servers, storage and support services to consolidate its IT infrastructure.

HP has improved the availability of MNU’s core business-critical applications, helping to ensure better healthcare outcomes, a company statement said.

MedNet provides customised managed care services, specialising in health risk management. Part of Munich Health, MedNet helps individuals plan for their long-term healthcare needs and offers financial protection against unforeseen health crises and expenses.

“We needed a faster, more reliable platform for our core business-critical applications, including MedNeXt Plus - the technology lifeline on which we run our business,” said Einstein Johnson Rozario, IT manager, MedNet UAE.

“To overcome availability problems with our existing infrastructure, we initially installed an HP ProLiant DL380 server, which is running without issue even now. Consolidating all our servers and storage with HP has provided us with the highest levels of technology and support to ensure business continuity. We have minimised downtime, reduced costs and improved customer service.”

MNU’s new open standards-based platform is based on space-saving, energy-saving HP ProLiant BladeSystem c7000 enclosures with HP ProLiant BL460 server blades alongside HP ProLiant DL380 rack-mounted management servers.

Linked to the servers by high-speed low-latency interconnects, dual HP MSA P2000 G3 storage systems deliver consolidated storage for fast, cost-effective access to data. The infrastructure is easily scalable to support MNU’s business expansion plans.

As well as MedNext Plus, which enables end-to-end administration of MNU’s health insurance products, the HP platform also supports applications like Microsoft Hyper V, Microsoft Exchange (High Availability Environment) and Blackberry Enterprise Server, ensuring maximum reachability, the statement said.

To help prevent system downtime, HP Technology Services provide a mix of four-hour 13x5 and 24x7 hardware support in addition to the three-year standard warranty, it added.

“Global organisations like MedNet need flexible, cost effective solutions to facilitate high quality customer services,” said Karam Jabi, Industry Standard Server manager, HP Middle East.

“HP servers, storage and support enable MedNet to offer the highest levels of service availability while optimizing ongoing expense ratios.” – TradeArabia News Service




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