By Mike Dilio, Sr. FlexPod Solutions Marketing Manager, Americas Marketing, NetApp


“We saved almost $3million dollars annually by switching to FlexPod” Watch why Mercy Hospital selected FlexPod to support their Epic Electronic Patient Records project.


Healthcare Faces its Own Trauma – Partners Needed to Prescribe Remedies

There has been a lot of talk about digital healthcare in the last few years. And while a great deal of transformation has already taken place, it is a vertical market that is still very much in its infancy. Which means that NetApp and our partners have a terrific opportunity to help healthcare providers deliver faster, more efficient services for patients and their families.


Gartner is predicting that the healthcare market is in the early stages of its first dramatic redesign in 70 years. With IT investments in healthcare expected to grow on average by 30% annually, solutions pre-configured for healthcare will win more deals, delivering cutting-edge environments validated and supported for applications like

  • Electronic Health Records;
  • PACs;
  • Clinical Diagnostics;
  • Big Data & Business Intelligence, and others. 

Massive Volumes of Data Spread Across Multiple Systems and Architectures Need a Seamless Data Fabric Strategy

Healthcare providers are telling us that they choose NetApp because our Data Fabric strategy combined with our rich suite of products – like FlexPod with Clustered Data OnTap – deliver a more unified view across multiple departments, applications and locations, enabling healthcare providers to store, access, protect, share and archive data in consistent and predictable ways across multiple internal and external data centers.


“A re-index process that used to take 24 hours now takes only four. SQL Server® backups that took more than two hours now complete in three or four minutes. In the past, all of these processes required taking the applications offline. The time that we have gained back is time that our administrators and healthcare users now use to improve patient care and safety.” Joseph Rowell, Enterprise Architect Solutions Manager, Sentara Healthcare, Read the case study.


Data Management Consistency and Predictability

It all boils down to data management consistency and predictability across hybrid architectures including private and public clouds, remote offices and mobile devices. It also boils down to people. Over and over we hear our customers tell us that NetApp, our partners and our alliance community deliver some of the best people to help them solve sophisticated challenges.


And sometimes, just another smart shoulder to lean on is all the medicine you need.

NetApp Staff