Excellence in Care

Baystate Health cares for more than one million patients annually and employs 12,000 people, making it one of the largest healthcare systems in New England. To maintain its leadership in the face of an evolving healthcare industry, Baystate rebuilt its IT infrastructure to improve overall efficiency, optimize performance and availability, and control rising costs while offering healthcare providers and administrators secure anytime, anywhere access to the network from any device. To achieve this, Baystate relied on VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware NSX, and VMware Horizon Enterprise.    

Baystate Health Case Study

Baystate Health and VMware 

Critical Cost Savings

By virtualizing and hyperconverging its data centers, Baystate saved more than $3.5 million in construction costs alone. The organization can also avoid large, one-time purchases/upgrades such as a $1 million per new fiber channel SAN to support growth. Instead, it can scale its data centers horizontally by adding nodes to the cluster as needed with VMware Virtual SAN. In addition, Baystate’s virtual desktop environment has shed the cost of maintaining 12,000 computers.

Baystate Health

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts
Industry: Healthcare
Products: VMware vSAN, vSphere, Horizon EnterprisevCenter Site Recovery Manager, User Environment Manager, NSX, vCloud Suite

Critical Cost Savings

By virtualizing and hyperconverging its data centers, Baystate saved more than $3.5 million in construction costs alone. The organization can also avoid large, one-time purchases/upgrades such as a $1 million per new fiber channel SAN to support growth. Instead, it can scale its data centers horizontally by adding nodes to the cluster as needed with VMware Virtual SAN. In addition, Baystate’s virtual desktop environment has shed the cost of maintaining 12,000 computers.

Caring for Patients—and Data

Baystate consolidated its two data centers into three (active-active-active) smaller, less costly, hyperconverged facilities. With data now being managed centrally through the VMware NSX/vSAN/Horizon platform, Baystate no longer worries about data on a disk that can be lost or stolen—security breaches that would be devastating to a healthcare organization. Instead, Baystate has reduced security risks and simplified compliance with privacy regulations. VMware NSX also gives Baystate more control over its data thanks to micro-segmentation capabilities.

What Baystate Health has to say about us

“Healthcare is under tremendous pressure to reduce costs, especially operational costs. With VMware NSX, we are able to create a more fluid, liquid, automated data center that allows us to do more with less.”

 

Joel Vengco, CIO, Baystate Health

 

Related Products 

vSAN

vSAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for today’s all-flash performance.

vSphere

vSphere is the industry-leading server virtualization platform, the ideal foundation for any cloud environment.

Horizon Enterprise

Horizon lets you deliver, manage and protect virtual desktops (VDI) and apps through a single platform.

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Site Recovery Manager is disaster recovery automation software that provides policy-based management, non-disruptive testing and automated orchestration.

User Environment Manager

User Environment Manager offers enterprise-grade user management for a personalized end-user experience across devices and locations.

NSX

NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

vCloud Suite

vCloud Suite includes VMware’s industry-leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi-vendor hybrid cloud management platform.

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