VMware technology accelerates breakthroughs in cancer research

The Netherlands Cancer Institute

Industry: Healthcare

“In the past, it took about a week to process large data sets. Thanks to VMware Horizon, data analysis can be done much faster, enabling us to accelerate breakthroughs in research and cancer treatments. What we used to do in a week can now be done in one day. This means that we can diagnose our patients quicker, but we can also treat them faster, better and earlier on in their process.”


Roel Sijstermans, Head of IT, The Netherlands Cancer Institute

The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) is one of the top 10 cancer centers in the world and combines a cancer clinic with a research institute. The NKI is generating increasingly large amounts of data and had an outdated infrastructure. By using VMware Workspace ONE and VMware NSX for Horizon, hospital staff can access medical data and applications quickly, safely and easily, hereby accelerating treatment decisions and improving patient care. The NKI researchers can analyse data in days – instead of weeks – because they use the extra computing power at night for automatic analysis. This accelerates breakthroughs in cancer research.

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