Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has signed a £10,000 three-year contract with Zeus Technology to manage its virtualised medical applications.
The load balancing technology from Zeus is designed to ensure data such as medical records and patient results are always available to hospital employees across its main sites.
The hospital moved 80% of its 160 servers to a virtualised environment in 2008, but with up to 500 employees trying to access web-based systems to access medical records and patient results at any given time, there are high demands on the hospital's two datacentres. The trust has 8,000 users and 5,500 desktops and implemented the technology to manage traffic between the data centres.
"We need a high level of assurance to guarantee all of our important clinical applications are running efficiently and to eliminate any vulnerability in our infrastructure," James Rawlinson, assistant director of IT services at the trust said. "We've been able to ensure availability across both sites quickly and with the reliability we need. We can now consider rolling out additional specialised systems on the Zeus platform."