Canadian healthcare provider moves focus to providing patient
services instead of infrastructure
PNHR is a large health services provider in the province of
Most recently, PNHR turned to Nutanix to help achieve its operating goals through reduction of complexity and increased reliability. Prior to deploying Nutanix, Prairie North had racks of blade servers, over 5 separate iSCSI storage arrays, as well as all-flash arrays providing backend infrastructure. With multiple infrastructure points and separate networks to manage, complexity was making it difficult to expand and stabilize its virtual footprint.
“The Nutanix converged solution not only provided the reliable and robust backend infrastructure we were looking for, it also freed our high-end resources’ time allowing them to focus on new strategic initiatives instead of fighting internal infrastructure fires,” said
PNHR is now running approximately 700 concurrent virtual machines across four Nutanix blocks in two datacenters. Focusing on its clinical desktops, PNHR plans to deliver over 1200 concurrent virtual desktops on Nutanix’s platform during the next year as legacy infrastructure is replaced.
Prairie North is also moving server workloads onto Nutanix including its Exchange 2010 deployment in order to reduce its datacenter footprint and save on hypervisor licensing costs associated with the use of storage-heavy focused nodes.
“Nutanix converged solution provided an immense increase in performance on servers being migrated over, allowed for backup windows to shrink, and provided for great ease of management through a true single pane vs. managing multiple environments, a true dashboard for compute, storage, & hypervisor,” said
Nutanix has provided PNHR with the foundational infrastructure solution needed for the delivery and expansion of PNHR’s virtual clinical desktops throughout the region. Offering its clinicians a predictable virtualized desktop environment with reduced latency cutting down the amount of time it takes users to log in.
“The use of Zero Clients, Tap and Go technologies, and now Nutanix, has brought us the highly responsive, reliable, and predictable experience we wanted, and that added value means our clinicians and patients are getting quicker access to their information. The end result is better patient care,” said
“By using Nutanix’s industry leading converged infrastructure solution,
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