Croydon Health Services NHS Trust Speeds Ahead in the Virtualisation Game...

​With the increasing pressure to improve the quality of patient care and cut costs, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust have recently partnered with Esteem to deliver faster access to patient data and improved data storage. As a long standing customer, NHS Croydon sought to achieve their objectives through embarking on a virtualisation project for more than 200 servers.

With the increasing pressure to improve the quality of patient care and cut costs, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust have recently partnered with Esteem to deliver faster access to patient data and improved data storage. As a long standing customer, NHS Croydon sought to achieve their objectives through embarking on a virtualisation project for more than 200 servers.

Backed with the need for a Citrix server farm upgrade, it soon became apparent that they would require greater amounts of storage and fast access speeds to deliver their objectives. Traditional spinning disk storage simply wouldn't cut it and would not be the most efficient solution for the workloads that were going to be put on it.

As a trusted partner, Esteem closely analysed the requirements and conducted a transparent investigation into a range of solutions, putting forward a recommendation based on the need for future-proofing, management, value and cost-effectiveness. After much consideration, working closely to deliver a short list and recommendations, NHS Croydon decided on Nutanix Server Virtualisation running on Dell XC Servers to deliver speed and high performance.

"Nutanix will deliver several advantages, including scalability, high performance, cost predictability, availability and a reduction in operational complexity"

Recently named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for integrated systems, Nutanix will deliver several advantages, including scalability, high performance, cost predictability, availability and a reduction in operational complexity. Stephen Roach, IT Manager for NHS Croydon comments, "We are very happy with the Dell - Nutanix solution. This cost-effective, innovative technology will allow us to deliver high quality IT services to the Trust, and will enable the IT team to respond rapidly to new and emerging IT requirements whilst reducing our overall running costs."

By working with Esteem, NHS Croydon have allowed themselves to not become burdened with exploring new technologies and taking valuable staff away from key business roles. "From the very beginning we were able to bring forward a variety of leading technologies and quickly determine which will deliver the greatest technical and commercial value to NHS Croydon. It soon became apparent that Dell and Nutanix were an ideal fit and we look forward to working alongside NHS Croydon to see the benefits", says David Edwards, National Sales Manager at Esteem Systems.


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