Salem Spotlight Nov 2012


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  • Customer OverviewSalem Health is a not-for-profit organization that exists toimprove the health and well being of the people and communities of Oregon's Willamette Valley.ChallengeSalem Health works to help ensure its IT infrastructure delivers the performance and capabilities that clinicians need to provide the best patient experiences and outcomes possible. The provider leveraged Cisco Data Center Advantage and a Cisco 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric to upgrade its Salem Hospital data center to help ensure business continuity and accommodate growing data volumes from electronic medical records.  Once those issues had been successfully resolved, Salem Health turned its attention to the performance of its primary clinical application, EPIC. The organization wanted to take further control of its applications by leveraging data center solutions that would help to increase performance and manageability in a more scalable, sustainable virtualized environment.SolutionSalem Health’s new colocation provider houses the organization’s Cisco UCS infrastructure, running EPIC on 22 Cisco B200 M2 Blade Servers. The new data center features two Cisco Nexus 5548UP Switches. Because these switches support traditional Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and FCoE, they connect both the fabric components as well as core switching at the new data center, saving on equipment and helping Salem Health continue its transition to a more reliable networking infrastructure.  The hospital runs an additional nine Cisco B200 M2 Blade Servers in three chassis. One pair of Cisco Nexus 5020 Switches supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). They connect over 10 Gigabit Ethernet to the hospital’s newer servers, which host multiple healthcare applications and Microsoft Exchange. The Cisco Nexus 5020 Switches send storage traffic to a Cisco MDS 9500 Multilayer Director and data traffic to the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch at the core. BenefitsReduced time to provision serves by 66 percent through new virtualized environmentCut time to reimage serves from days to a half hour; time to add a new disk from months to a daySlashed annual operating expenditures by US$900,000 through reduced equipment, licensing, and staffing costs
  • Salem Spotlight Nov 2012

    1. 1. CISCO DATA CENTER CHALLENGEENVIRONMENT • Improve performance and availability of critical systems• Cisco UCS 5108 Server • Increase system manageability for greater business agility Chassis • Reduce IT costs• Cisco UCS B200 M2 Blade Servers CUSTOMER STATS• Cisco Nexus 7000 Series WHY CISCO DATA CENTER SOLUTIONS • Industry: Healthcare Switches • Cisco UCS infrastructure provides a high-performance, always- • Employees: 4000• Cisco Nexus 5020 Switches available, and easy-to-manage environment to support mission-critical systems and applications • Location: Salem, Oregon• Cisco Nexus 5548 UP Switches • One of the largest acute-care• Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric hospitals and operates the Extenders BENEFITS busiest emergency department in Oregon• Cisco MDS 9500 Multilayer • Reduced time to provision serves by 66 percent through new Director virtualized environment • In 2011, services provided included 3000+ births, 150,000+• Cisco Unified Computing • Cut time to reimage serves from days to a half hour; time to diagnostic imaging System Manager add a new server from months to a day procedures, 1.4M+ laboratory• Cisco ASA Adaptive Security • Slashed annual operating expenditures by US$900,000 procedures, and 13,000+ Appliance through reduced equipment, licensing, and staffing costs surgeries• Applications: EPIC, Microsoft • Theater: Americas Exchange “Cisco UCS has put us back in control of all our key applications and systems. We know the needs of Salem Health better than anyone else, and with Cisco manageability, we can do a better job than anyone else of making sure our systems support our organization’s success.” Jason Murray, Senior Server Administrator © 2011 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1