Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Extends Its Virtual Environment With the Latest Intel Architecture, Saving USD 450,000 on Hardware Acquisition and Increasing IT Agility
For Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, IT plays a critical role in providing quality patient care, producing groundbreaking medical research, and facilitating effective teaching. The organization's IT group runs more than 750 applications for everything from e-mail and Web-based learning to patient imaging and physician scheduling. Wake Forest Baptist recently integrated the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series into its virtualized server infrastructure to capitalize on the architecture's outstanding performance, memory bandwidth, and energy efficiency. By consolidating applications onto fewer physical servers based on the new Intel architecture, the IT group has saved more than USD 450,000 in hardware acquisition costs and reduced energy consumption by nearly 80 percent.