Whether your organization is an ambulatory clinic, a small hospital or an extensive healthcare system, electronic medical records are crucial to your success. Many healthcare organizations use Epic, Cerner or similar software to manage and organize their electronic medical record systems. Even though the software is installed directly onto client workstations, many healthcare organizations use application virtualization or virtual desktop infrastructure to
deliver access.

 1. About Cisco HyperFlex Systems

Cisco HyperFlex systems bring the pay-as-you-grow economics of public clouds to IT infrastructure. HyperFlex is an innovative cluster of servers that can stretch throughout locations, combined with an integrated network fabric, robust data optimization, storage management, and your choice of hypervisor to bring the full potential of hyperconvergence to your deployments.

HyperFlex was designed to help your healthcare organization be more quick, efficient, and adaptable. It allows healthcare organizations to simplify their deployment efforts with
hyperconverged systems that run in just a couple of hours. It also provides organizations with the ability to scale computing and storage capacity independently.

 2. HyperFlex as a Backup

With HyperFlex, get exactly the amount of storage you need, with the ability to easily change and scale that amount. This makes it a great backup solution for healthcare companies that need secure redundant storage or a duplicated data center to serve as a disaster recovery solution. HyperFlex offers organizations the flexibility to configure their backups in a way that works best for them, with the control and autonomy to ensure they follow all the regulations
they comply with, including HIPAA.

Some of the most benefits of using HyperFlex as a backup solution include:

 3. Fast and Flexible Scaling

Cisco HyperFlex systems use cluster configurations and scale resources independently to closely match the resource needs of your virtual desktop infrastructure environments. You can start
small or support thousands of users right off the bat, efficiently and cost-effectively.

After a system deploys, you add nodes to the cluster, and data rebalances automatically across all shared resources. You can easily tailor the configuration to support persistent and nonpersistent desktops and deliver full desktop infrastructure or application streaming, depending on the needs of your workforce.

 4. Adaptable, Optimized IT Infrastructure

Cisco HyperFlex systems reduce your data footprint and optimize infrastructure costs. Unlike virtual desktop infrastructure solutions that use traditional storage area networks or network- attached storage infrastructure, HyperFlex systems take a different approach, combining solid-state disk drives and all-NVMe drives into a single distributed, multitier, object-based data store. Innovative caching tiers store frequently and recently used information to accelerate performance.

5. Easy Integration

No matter how you deploy your electronic medical record applications, HyperFlex systems integrate easily into existing deployments and operation processes.

6. Trust a Proven Solution

When medical staff and patients need health information fast, running and accessing applications on Cisco HyperFlex systems can help. It delivers the adaptive environments you need with lower costs, flexible scaling, and predictable performance.

For more information on Cisco HyperFlex, view our guide on Data Center Management.

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