New York Hospital Implements Private Cloud

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 11-12-2010

IT giant EMC has built a secure private cloud for Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), a 450-bed hospital system in Middletown, N.Y., as the medical organization undergoes a major consolidation of facilities.

ORMC is combining two existing hospitals onto a single 600,000-plus square-foot campus in Middletown. The new facility will be the first new hospital in New York State in 20 years.

VMware, a unit of EMC and a leading manufacturer of virtualization software, deployed its vSphere platform to virtualize 80 percent of ORMC's servers, according to the company. EMC and VMware announced the deal with the hospital on Nov. 8.

VMware's vSphere allows IT departments to reduce their cost and complexity through management automation at the service level and scaling of enterprise applications. In addition, the hospital system is currently installing an electronic health record (EHR) platform from Epic Systems, a health care software company based in Verona, Wis.

The hospital system also implemented EMC's Clariion and Celerra storage platforms, featuring solid state drives to help it with storage and retrieval of EHRs. In addition, EMC's Avamar deduplication software and Centera storage system allowed ORMC to perform deduplication and boost its backup, recovery and archiving of medical data.

For more, read the eWeek article EMC VMWare Builds Private Cloud for New York Hospital.