In a healthcare environment, the ability to maintain IT services can mean the difference between life and death. This is why medical institutions need solutions that can guarantee continuous uptime. NEC is unsurpassed in its ability to deliver a complete business continuity infrastructure with hardware and software all from the same manufacturer. Built around the Express5800 Fault-Tolerant Server, this solution achieves 99.999% reliability with full redundancy, lock-step technology that ensures true mission-critical performance for your emergency services, patient records and drug distribution. While disasters and unplanned downtime get the big headlines, planned downtime for hardware maintenance and backups is the cause of most service interruptions. Our business continuity solutions let you eliminate planned downtime, ensure data protection, deliver high availability and be better prepared for disaster recovery. We call this “continuous availability” – 99.999% reliability means on average less than 5 minutes of unplanned interruption per year, including time necessary for repairs, updates, and general maintenance. Fault-Tolerant Servers can deliver a lower total cost of ownership over the life of a server. To run in redundant mode, the FT server only requires one copy of the operating system and application software license, no professional services to setup or configure the server, and no cost or services are required to replace a broken server module under NEC's warranty program. It's simple to setup, simple to use, and simple to maintain.
For additional insurance, virtualization of servers and PCs supports remote data replication with duplicate systems at secondary sites able to restore normal operation rapidly after any disaster. One beneficial feature of virtualized servers not available in physical server environments is live migration. With live migration, virtual servers can be migrated to another physical server for tasks such as performing maintenance on the physical servers without shutting them down. This means there is no impact on the end user, a vital consideration in the healthcare environment. Virtualization technology's encapsulation and hardware-independence features provide greater availability and business continuity. Moreover, High Availability software, EXPRESSCLUSTER, monitors not only data but also critical applications. As soon as a failure is detected, it automatically failover applications and data to a healthy server. Combining with FT server, more highly available solution is realized. EXPRESSCLUSTER supports major virtual environments and reduces the risk of the entire system down cased by failure on host server.
Our Virtual PC Center (VPCC) also enhances data confidentiality and guards against malicious intrusion by eliminating local storage using thin client workstations. Applications and data are consolidated at your secure data center, and new locations can be set up swiftly and effectively wherever necessary with no danger of weakened security.
To protect staff, patients and resources, many institutions are also taking measures to upgrade their physical security. NEC offers biometrics and tele-surveillance solutions that have proven their efficacy in real-world applications around the globe. Security solutions must be cost-effective, and simple to deploy and maintain, and NEC can supply an integrated solution, from CCTV surveillance to contactless hybrid finger scanners.
Our unparalleled ability to create a single voice and data platform will also streamline your system management and maintenance.
These and other NEC solutions can enhance your performance by giving your organization the continuity and security you seek.