King Faisal Hospital implements Dell solutions
Hospital will use Dell’s complete virtualisation solutions including Dell Compellent arrays
Dell has deployed its complete virtualisation solution at the internationally recognised King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Dell's virtualisation solution is designed to maximise server utilisation, increase efficiency, deliver better patient care, and save the hospital time, space, and money.
"King Faisal Specialist Hospital relies on world-class technology to deliver healthcare solutions, and they needed the best and latest solutions, in keeping with the highest standards of the hospital," said Dave Brooke, general manager, Dell Middle East. "We are honoured to help support the hospital in making a difference in the Kingdom."
Dell has replaced the hospital's datacentre servers with virtualised Dell Blade servers, and is deploying a virtualised infrastructure solution, including VMware vSphere 5.0, SRM and cloud director, Veeam management suite, Citrix XenApp, Dell Compellent arrays for production and disaster recovery, Brocade FC Switches and Dell blade servers.
Using its virtualisation solution, Dell will consolidate 500 physical servers down to 450 virtual servers and 50 physical blade servers, which will simplify IT management and increase the centre's processing capacity.
"Dealing with people's lives leaves no room for technology glitches, so we turned to Dell for their highly available solutions and are relying on their support for our total IT infrastructure. With plans to offer a comprehensive suite of services as part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's e-Government project, King Faisal Specialist Hospital aims to continue to improve the patient experience to support the growing number of public users with Dell's technology," said Waheed Khayyat, IT infrastructure manager, King Faisal Specialist Hospital.
Dell Services will also be providing virtualisation consulting and implementation support, technical training for the hospital staff, onsite knowledge transfer, ProSupport, and continued infrastructure support.
The hospital has also built a separate disaster recovery centre, powered by Dell's business continuity solutions.