Catering for our Customers with Converged Solutions

first_imgCustomers are the cornerstone of the Converged Platforms Division’s vision and strategy. Our unflinching focus on our customers’ needs enables us to not only fully understand the technology challenges they face today – and deliver solutions that address those challenges, but also anticipate the issues they’re likely to face tomorrow.Against this backdrop I’m absolutely thrilled to see that the Converged Platforms Division’s presence at EMC World 2016 is enhanced by the participation of scores of satisfied customers who are demonstrating how they achieved business transformation using converged solutions.Leading the charge is Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a nationally recognized, fully integrated academic medical center and health system. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center needed to replace aging IT infrastructure with next-generation technologies, avoid project delays due to infrastructure and space constraints, and use huge untapped capacity. Using three VCE Vblock Systems Wake Forest migrated to a stable, converged IT environment that ensures a fast time to value, is easy and less costly to support and maintain, is highly secure, and lets Wake Forest focus on strategic priorities around enhancing patient care and advancing medical research. To find out more details you can read the full case study here and watch the video here.Wake Forest was also awarded the Transformation Catalyst Award inthe converged infrastructure category in the ‘Leaders of the Modern Data Center Awards’ on Sunday. The accolade recognizes outstanding customer-advocates who illustrate the Modern Data Center advantage. A visionary customer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center understands the advantages that a modern data center can deliver and fully deserves to be recognized as a Leader of the Modern Data Center.An outstanding example of a healthcare customer who identified the importance of hyper-converged infrastructure early is Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions. A pioneer in technology awareness and deployment in medical imagery, Fujifilm Medical Systems wanted to help its customers modernize their IT infrastructure in order to deliver the best possible patient care. The company serves a range of customers: small radiology practices and radiology reading groups, rural hospitals, urban hospitals, large hospital groups, and government-supported facilities such as the VA.  Using the VCE VxRail Appliance Fujifilm Medical Systems will deliver its imaging solutions, such as MRIs, CAT scans, digital x-rays, ECGs, echograms and ultrasounds. To find out more about how Fujifilm Medical Systems improved patient care while positively impacting their bottom line, watch this video.In today’s world where there is a direct correlation between keeping healthy and playing sports, it’s good to see that we have customers in both segments – healthcare and sports, moving towards a modern datacenter. Dimension Data is another example of a company committed to helping sports transform through digital technology. EMC and VCE are enabling Dimension Data to store, analyze and distribute real-time telemetric race data for their cycling team. At each race Dimension Data’s mobile data truck, powered by VCE Vblock Systems, enables better race analysis, assessment of race tactics and shows how essential each rider’s role is within their team.A modern data center for a forward looking company delivering a 21st century sports experience, if you are attending EMC World don’t forget to drop by Dimension Data’s booth #647.Land Rover BARFrom professional cycling to sailing, the Converged Platforms Division is also supporting Land Rover BAR in its bid to become the first British team to ever win one of sport’s oldest and most revered trophies – the America’s Cup.  As in most high-performance sports, there are very few things that happen in a campaign that don’t involve IT, and in addition to EMC providing all of the storage needs this rapidly growing business demands, the team uses VCE VxRail to deliver the speed, reliability and accuracy required to consolidate race and testing data, run real time analysis and consequently maximize the team’s performance – irrespective of location.At EMC World you can find the Land Rover BAR team at booth #757These are just a few examples. There are many more VCE customers at EMC World showcasing how they have taken advantage of converged solutions to modernize and transform their IT infrastructure and deliver business value. From breathing fresh life into healthcare IT to modernizing professional cycling, the Converged Platforms Division is constantly evolving its advanced converged platforms portfolio to offer more choice than ever before to meet a diverse range of workloads, applications and use cases.For more Converged Platforms Division Customer Success stories, click here.last_img read more

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe’s pandemic

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Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

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