Dell today announced the deployment of its complete virtualisation solution at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, the internationally recognized, award-winning hospital, and the biggest research facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Designed to maximize server utilization, Dell’s virtualization solution will help increase efficiency, deliver better patient care, and save the hospital time, space, and money. This efficiency is critical as the number of devices connected to the network - including PCs, notebooks, tablets and mobile devices - continues to grow.
Dell is replacing the hospital’s datacenter servers with virtualized Dell’s Blade servers, and 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. With this solution, Dell will consolidate 500 physical servers down to 450 virtual servers and 50 physical blade servers, simplifying IT management and increasing the center’s processing capacity.
Dell Services is also providing virtualization consulting and implementation support, technical training for the hospital staff, onsite knowledge transfer, ProSupport, and continued infrastructure support. To improve security and availability, the hospital has also built a separate disaster recovery center, powered by Dell’s business continuity solutions.
By choosing Dell for its technology needs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital is selecting Saudi Arabia’s leading server provider. According to IDC Server Market Research Results for Q3 2011 (July through September), Dell is number one in x86 servers in Saudi Arabia with the highest market share of 48.6 per cent. Dell has increased its server sales in the Kingdom by 111.8 percent compared to Q3 2010.