Children’s Hospital Enhances Clinical Workflow

Cisco

Miami Children’s Hospital adopts desktop virtualization using Cisco data center solutions, sees productivity soar.

Customer Name: Miami Children’s Hospital
Industry: Healthcare
Location: Miami, Florida
Number of Employees: 650 physicians, 2000 employees

Challenge:
• Evolve infrastructure to support electronic medical records (EMR) system
• Minimize adminstrative effort and environmental overhead required to scale data center
• Plan, design, and deploy backup data center

Solution:
• Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) forms cost-effective server foundation
• Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches provide scalability and density for 10GigE
• Cisco MDS 9506 Multilayer Director connects all storage area networks

Results:
• Gained stable, medical-grade network to support EMR and help ensure business continuity
• Reduced data center backup time by 50 percent with simplified management
• Improved productivity of hospital staff, thanks to 99.999 percent network availability

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