5 benefits of moving your healthcare system to a virtualized network

| June 27, 2018

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The decision to move to the cloud has been debated for years in the healthcare industry. It’s now no longer a question of, “Should we move to the cloud?” Today, the focus is on when and how to move to virtualization.A survey by TriCore Solutions found that 49 percent of healthcare organizations are using private clouds, 32 percent use a hybrid IT environment (meaning some portions are virtualized while others are on-premises), and 19 percent are using public cloud services. Virtualization in healthcare IT not only involves the network, but also the hardware components—such as routers and firewalls—that can now be delivered as software elements on a single multi-purpose device. This takes up less space, requires less power consumption, and can provide notable cost savings. A vendor using the latest in virtualization technology manages these applications in a cloud-based environment. Hospital IT networks can stay up to date with the latest software without purchasing new purpose-built equipment. The software is electronically updated with the latest enhancements as they become available.

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