HCI Solutions: Healthcare Firm Gains More Efficiency, Cuts Costs With Private Cloud Environment
Because HCI Solutions creates information solutions for Swiss healthcare companies, its own information systems need to be reliable and responsive. To better manage its far-flung server holdings and reduce costs, HCI created a private cloud infrastructure by using the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center 2012. By using a private cloud model, HCI has been able to configure its IT resources as a flexible pool of virtualized resources that it uses to deliver internal IT services faster, which helps it deliver products and services to customers sooner. HCI stands to significantly reduce server costs and needs only six people to manage an infrastructure containing 900 databases and dozens of applications.