HealthEast Care System is the largest, locally owned healthcare organization in the East Metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The nonprofit, faith-based system includes four hospitals in addition to outpatient services, primary and specialty care clinics, home care, and medical transportation services.
A Vblock 720 serves as the Target Platform for HealthEast’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, in addition to supporting more than 300 other applications to deliver a full continuum of care. Having a production-capable Vblock 720 in a secondary data center allows HealthEast to completely fail over to that location in the event of a disaster.
"We now have our server and storage environment engineered five years out, plus a five-year total cost of ownership that’s projected to be 30% lower than before. So we know what our long-term expenses are going to be. The Vblock Systems have made our life better in so many ways."
— LOU GALLAGHER, SYSTEMS DIRECTOR, HEALTHEAST CARE SYSTEM