HP announces MedNet UAE consolidation

HP servers, storage and support services designed for ‘better healthcare outcomes’

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HP announces MedNet UAE consolidation Jabi: Global organisations like MedNet need flexible, cost-effective solutions.
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 9, 2013

HP today announced that health insurance specialist MedNet UAE (MNU) has consolidated its infrastructure with HP servers, storage and support services.

"HP has improved the availability of MNU's core business-critical applications, helping to ensure better healthcare outcomes," HP said in an emailed statement.

MedNet - part of Munich Health, a subsidiary of Munich Re - provides customised managed care services, specialising in health risk management.

"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 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 are designed to deliver consolidated storage. According to HP, the infrastructure is 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.

In addition, HP Technology Services provides a mix of four-hour 13x5 and 24x7 hardware support in addition to a standard three-year warranty.

"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 optimising ongoing expense ratios."

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