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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),...

SDN Supports Digital Health IT Network Infrastructure Growth

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined networking (SDN) has a place in health IT network infrastructure as enterprise virtualization continues to grow. The goal of enterprise network virtualization is to take strain off hardware and make the network more visible to...

Actifio’s Virtualization Eliminates IT Infrastructure Copy Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Copy data is redundant copies of data stored on healthcare servers. Data is copied because unstructured analytics, migration, and backup solutions are copying and archiving data independently. This uncoordinated process results in multiple...

Top 10 Virtualization Terms in Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtualization is a relatively new concept for health IT infrastructure and becomes complicated when terms describing its characteristics are thrown around. Most of these terms describe digital concepts and can be difficult to follow when mapping...

What the Growth of Data Virtualization Means for Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As part of an evolving health IT infrastructure, data virtualization offers a number of benefits from mobilizing access to clinical health data to organizing clearance parameters. Virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining HIPAA...

Containers to Become a Key Part of Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Containers are proving useful in enterprise IT infrastructure and have potential to grow in healthcare IT infrastructure as well. Containers are not limited to one part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. According to a recent survey...

Virtualization for Secure Healthcare Data Access Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Granting network access and enforcing access protocols are a large part of healthcare network security. Access control keeps unwanted and harmful visitors from gaining access to protected health information (PHI) by having users authenticate...

Potential for Virtual Mobile Infrastructure in Healthcare

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) is the latest form of virtualization technology weaving its way into health IT infrastructure. VMI takes the concept of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and applies it to mobile devices and operating systems...

Using Virtual Machines to Benefit from the Healthcare Cloud

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtual machines are becoming more useful to health IT infrastructure in light of the growing popularity of cloud computing in the healthcare industry. Increased mobile device usage makes cloud computing necessary to efficiently retrieve data....

How Can Virtualization Improve the Healthcare Industry?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Virtualization is one of the newer cloud technologies that is gaining popularity across businesses from the enterprise to mid-market level. Not only is it a more mobile and lower maintenance way to have access to all the files needed by the end-user,...

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