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Why Open Source Software Fits Health IT Infrastructure

August 16, 2017 - Health IT infrastructure is advancing quickly and organizations must keep up with the most up-to-date technology innovations while still trying to save money. Open source software is gaining popularity in the healthcare space because it naturally lends itself to innovation, Red Hat Director of Healthcare Craig Klein told HITInfrastructure.com. “Open source is a methodology on how...


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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Rising in HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyper-converged infrastructure systems are emerging in HIT infrastructure as organizations seek a way to consolidate IT systems to be faster and more manageable. The global hyper-converged integrated system market is expected to grow at a 37...

Red Hat Updates OpenShift Container Management Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced the latest upgrades to its OpenShift Container Management Platform, releasing version 3.6. The platform helps organizations secure applications and ensure that the applications are compliant with the rest of the health IT infrastructure....

Digitizing Health IT Infrastructure Promotes Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are digitizing their health IT infrastructures as new technologies are developed and advanced technology becomes more tied to value-based care. A recent Frost & Sullivan report pointed out that while there have been health IT...

How SD-WAN Simplifies Healthcare Network Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are growing in healthcare because of their potential for centralized management and better software, simplifying healthcare network infrastructure. The technology’s potential has inspired vendors...

How Red Hat’s Linux Update Affects HIT Infrastructure, Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced the availability of its latest version of its Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The updated platform simplifies complex IT tasks, and supports physical servers, virtual machines, and public and private cloud deployments...

Advancing SD-WAN Fuels Latest Riverbed, Xirrus AP Release

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Riverbed announced the release of a new Xirrus Wi-Fi access point (AP) that utilizes SD-WAN and supports intelligent management and edge computing devices. The Riverbed Xirrus Wave 2 AP operates on the 802.11ac standard and was built to support...

Hypervisors Key to Virtual Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are looking to create a virtual health IT infrastructure as they seek advanced technology that saves money and provides a more flexible infrastructure. Hypervisors are a key component of virtualized infrastructure. A recent Technavio report...

Hybrid SD-WAN Enhances Healthcare Network Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CenturyLink announced the release of its managed hybrid software-defined networking in the WAN (SD-WAN) solutions that will allow organizations to manage traffic flow across the broadband network as well as private MPLS networks. SD-WAN significantly...

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Improves Health IT ROI

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Chelsio Communications announced that its line of Terminator 5 & 6 (T5 & T6) 1/10/25/40/50/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) iWARP (RDMA/TCP) enabled unified wire adapters have been validated to support hyper-converged infrastructure with Windows...

Solid-State Array Supports Future Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Solid-state array (SSA) storage is growing in healthcare as organizations seek scalable and flexible storage options for increasingly digitized health IT infrastructure. Gartner predicted in its 2017 magic quadrant for SSAs that SSA performance...

IBM Bare Metal Servers Support Healthcare Analytics

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the availability of its bare metal servers on the IBM cloud, powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors to support healthcare analytics. Healthcare organizations are currently demanding more space for data collected by Internet of...

Utilizing Cloud-Native VDI Offerings in HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Workspot announced its participation in the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance (ECA) Partner Program, which will support Workspot’s healthcare virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) solutions built on Azure....

Cloud Deployments Require Data Center Networking Adjustment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare data centers are experiencing changes as digitized IT infrastructure calls for flexible and agile data center networking solutions. Traditionally, organizations use a scalable LAN to connect all the equipment in their data center....

Virtualization of HIT Infrastructure Supports Value-Based Care

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

CipherHealth announced its deployment of IBM Power Systems to support its HIT infrastructure, running it more efficiently through reducing costs and rate of patient readmission. CipherHealth needed to upgrade its health IT infrastructure to cut...

Red Hat Announces Health IT Infrastructure Improvements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Red Hat announced that Molecular Health deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA to support its new precision medicine analytics platform, Molecular Health GuideTM (MH Guide), helping the tool be better integrated into health IT infrastructure....

Hyper-Converged VDI Modernizes Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Workspot announced that it now offers a hyper-converged VDI solution in collaboration with Nutanix. The new hyper-converged virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering gives users a cloud-native, multi-tenant solution that can be deployed much...

HIT infrastructure Advancements Challenged by Internal Support

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations are eager to implement HIT infrastructure advancements, but are often unable to adopt the technology as quickly as they would like. This often happens because current infrastructure does not support it or organizations...

How All-Flash Arrays Can Benefit Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare organizations continue to prepare for health IT infrastructure digitization, all-flash arrays (AFAs) are becoming more relevant as a primary storage platform because they can host a variety of mixed workloads. A recent IDC report...

Healthcare Virtual Desktop Deployments On the Rise

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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,...

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