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Rochester Hospital Picks VMware

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that Rochester General Hospital (RGH), a nationally recognized healthcare provider, has deployed VMware Infrastructure 3, the industry-leading datacenter virtualization and management suite, to optimize the availability, scalability and performance of nearly every application it has in production.

RGH, a community-based teaching hospital that includes a premier heart institute and cancer center, offers innovative surgical procedures and care to the region and beyond. RGH provides a myriad of teaching opportunities and participates in numerous clinical trials. The hospital is a large and complex organization with thousands of nurses, physicians, medical technicians, support staff and administrative professionals. The IT infrastructure encompasses many business applications and patient-critical systems as well as massive amounts of data storage that is growing exponentially. To manage this environment and scale it in a reliable and predictable manner, RGH deployed the VMware platform.

We see virtualization as a strategic approach, not simply a consolidation tactic,” said Tom Gibaud, IT manager at Rochester General Hospital. “By enabling us to manage our applications and data more effectively, virtualization enhances patient care, streamlines business operations and facilitate sustainable growth. Specifically, VMware Infrastructure has helped us improve application performance and availability, and strengthen our disaster-recovery capability. And before going virtual, our datacenter power supply was maxed out. We couldn’t plug in a toaster. Now, with less hardware, we have capacity to handle whatever comes our way.”

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