Implementation reduces desktop costs by 50 percent and increases level of patient care.
University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) says it expects save millions of pounds in operational, management and data centre costs after deploying an IBM, Atlantis Computing and Centralis desktop virtualisation solution.
UHL, which is one of the biggest National Health Service trusts in the UK, was keen to find a new solution after experiencing poor desktop virtualisation performance, waning PCs and increasing costs.
It wanted a solution that would increase the performance of centralised desktops for its 14,000 doctors, nurses and administrative staff while lowering management costs, opting for a virtualised computing environment.
The solution includes IBM’s PureFlex Sytems, Atlantis’s ILIO storage optimisation software VMware’s Horizon Suite, which is currently in the first phase of implementation.
So far, it has already cut capital expenditure (CAPEX) by 50% per desktop computer and reduced system boot-up times to five seconds, compared to the 15 minutes it used to take staff to start computers.
UHL said doctors and nurses have improved productivity and patient care after reducing log-in time to less than 10 seconds, adding that the solution will save millions of pounds in operational, management and data centre costs.
Dave Rose, Chief Technical Architect at UHL, also said the "improved security and centralised control" of the desktop transformation made it easier to comply with National Health Server governance directives.
"Furthermore, the improved performance realised with our new desktop virtualisation implementation is allowing our doctors to spend less time waiting to access their devices and more time with their patients, thus improving the care we provide," he said.
Peter Wilkins, CTO at Centralis, added: "With the integrated desktop virtualisation solution, we were able to provide UHL’s entire workforce with secure access to their data from any device."