Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) provides healthcare services to thousands of residents. As the medical center became more dependent on technology to deliver high-quality healthcare, management realized that its data center required uninterrupted availability. DHMC decided to build a Disaster Recovery (DR) facility that uses the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 data center solutions to provide a low-cost, highly resilient DR solution. The medical center will be able to drastically reduce downtime of critical applications that affect patient care, without needing the US$89,000 annual expense of a third-party DR solution. The existing DHMC IT staff can manage the new DR location and a growing IT environment by using many new automated efficiencies, while enhancing their career skills.