Coventry NHS Trust improves efficiency with virtualised network

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust are saving two hours of downtime a week, and trebling their disc space, with a virtualised network.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust are saving two hours of downtime a week, and trebling their disc space, with a virtualised network.

The hospital says their technology agreement with Dell means their IT systems will be on 24/7, and will be backed-up and centralised.

The trust added a more stable infrastructure means more efficient care for patients.

It purchased blade servers and a virtual infrastructure after the closure of two hospitals and opening of the new University Hospital last year meant a centralised network was required. The old infrastructure had minimal storage and aging equipment meant it was not running efficiently, the Trust said.

Mark Austin, head of technology & innovation, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, said, "Our challenges have been to keep up with our modernisation agenda and facilitate enough disk storage to effectively and efficiently save patient records. To meet these requirements we needed to implement a new, holistic storage infrastructure.

"The stability of the new systems and the ease-of-management means we now have more time to focus on our day-to-day work."

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