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Virtualization helps hospital revive aging data center

CIO, May 27, 2008
Two years ago, infrastructure at Huntsville (AL) Hospital was so maxed out its three data centers had outgrown their own disaster recovery hardware and nearly outstripped the amount of power available from their existing connections. The hospital opted to remedy the situation with virtualization, and in a three-month pilot program Huntsville implemented IBM BladeCenter rack servers and VMware software to set up a scalable infrastructure that could cut costs both on the front end and the back end. The pilot program proved so successful that the hospital decided to go full bore with its virtualization effort.