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Healthcare Virtual Desktop Deployments On the Rise

June 15, 2017 - Healthcare virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is steadily rising in popularity because of its centralized management and cost reduction. The interest in VDI has grown significantly in the past several years. According to a report by Login VSI, the number of IT professionals interested in or already utilizing some kind of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) has increased from 18 percent to 55 percent...


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Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Growing in Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Workspot announced the availability of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The cloud-native VDI solution deploys Windows 10 virtual desktops, Windows apps, and GPU workstations on Azure....

Virtual Workspaces Enhance SCL Health’s HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

SCL Health announced its deployment of Citrix Workspace Suite to transform the SCL Health HIT infrastructure across all of its locations as it moves to a value-based care model. The healthcare organization is adopting virtualization technology...

Cybernet Releases New Healthcare Mobile Workstation PC

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Cybernet Manufacturing announced the release of its latest healthcare mobile workstation, powered by three hot-swap batteries. The CyberMed NB24 is a lightweight 24” computer clinicians can easily carry or push around on a non-powered cart....

Pivot3 Releases Priority-Aware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Pivot3 announced the release of its priority-aware hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software platform called Acuity, enabling the consolidation of multiple mixed-application workloads onto a single infrastructure. Acuity lets organizations...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Grants Clinicians Instant Logins

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-converged infrastructure is proving its worth in health IT infrastructure as organizations seek to improve operations, security, and patient care using virtualization. Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) uses Pivot3’s hyper-converged...

Dell EMC Adds New Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for VDI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC announced the expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) with Dell EMC VxRail Appliance 4.0 solutions for Citrix XenDesktop. The hyper-converged solutions offer a flexible and scalable VDI...

Avanade, Citrix Integrate Microsoft Azure and VDI Environments

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Avanade announced the latest initiative in its strategic partnership with Citrix focused on assisting clients taking a cloud-first approach to building digital workspaces for end-users. The latest initiative will use Avanade’s assets and...

Actifio Announces Support of Microsoft Azure Migration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Data virtualization company Actifio has announced its support of Microsoft Azure via Actifio Sky to enable instant recovery across data centers and cloud-based infrastructure. Microsoft Azure is currently one of the most popular healthcare cloud...

Healthcare Orgs Seek VDI for Flexible, Mobile Desktop Access

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is becoming the most prominent user-based virtualization technology for healthcare organizations exploring more advanced infrastructure technology. Clinicians are constantly moving between exam rooms and accessing...

IoT, Cloud Migration Among Top 2016 Health IT Trends

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructure technology underwent an evolution in 2016 as organizations moved toward digital environments and more is expected in the year to come. Value-based care had a significant impact on IT decision-makers over the past year...

SDx Growth Triggered by Advancing Healthcare Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined IT infrastructure services are gaining popularity with advancements in cloud and virtualization technology. Markets and Markets examined the software-defined anything (SDx) market in one of their latest reports, predicting the...

What’s the Difference Between Cloud, Virtualization in Healthcare?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

While the terms are often used interchangeably, cloud and virtualization are not the same technology. It’s important for healthcare organizations who are looking to virtualize or move parts of their health IT infrastructure to the cloud...

Cost, Flexibility Increase Virtualization’s Health IT Appeal

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtualization continues to appeal to healthcare IT decision makers looking to cut back on infrastructure costs for hardware, software, and even staff. Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources that masks the physical nature and boundaries...

VMI to Transform Mobile Health Infrastructure Technology

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Endpoint protection and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) raise the stakes for mobility as a health data security challenges healthcare organizations. Storing protected health information (PHI) on a mobile device for any length of time puts that data...

Dell EMC Releases ECM Platform for Virtual IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Dell EMC has announced their latest version of their enterprise content management platform, Documentum 7.3. Dell EMC’s latest platform aims to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by creating easier delivery and deployment of new applications...

Epic Names VMware RDS Hosted Applications a Target Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

VMware announced their RDS hosted applications are included in the Epic 2015 Target Platform list. Epic’s Target Platform List assists healthcare organizations in selecting validated architectures and platforms for the delivery of electronic...

Value Behind Building a Virtual Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As part of a recent survey conducted by Finn Partners, IT decision makers shared insight into the kinds of technologies integral to building a future-proof IT infrastructure as well as those destined for the dustheap. Over 500 IT decision-makers...

Cost Proves Biggest Benefit, Challenge for Virtualization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise IT departments are using virtualization to consolidate servers, increase provisioning time, and provide infrastructure for developers to build and deploy applications, according to a recent survey conducted by Red Hat. Red Hat surveyed...

Are Software-Defined Data Centers Growing in Health IT?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

A software-defined data center is an evolving technology that virtualizes components of an organization’s data architecture, saving on cost and space. So is it a good fit for health IT infrastructure? A software-defined data center (SDDC),...

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