Northwest Radiology Network Builds Resilience With IBM System x and IBM System Storage Solutions
When Marty Buening was hired as Northwest Radiology's new Director of Information Technology, he quickly realized that the company's existing IT infrastructure was vulnerable at multiple single points of failure. The mission critical diagnostic reporting function lacked redundancy in the supporting systems. The diagnostic reporting function at Northwest Radiology was running in a mixed-vendor environment. Buening worked with IT service provider Software Information Systems (SIS), an IBM Premier Business Partner, to analyze the diagnostic reporting and storage infrastructure, and suggest options to address the single points of failure. After completing the analysis, SIS recommended a new solution featuring a cluster of two IBM System x3650 servers, a Storage Area Network (SAN) with an IBM System Storage DS3400 device, and virtualization via VMware.