How Nutanix DX Meets the Needs of Today’s Modern Healthcare Data Centers

Healthcare IT personnel are forever challenged to meet a wide range of infrastructure requirements while at the same time being tasked with improving patient care. They’re constantly working towards not only simplifying their assets in a way that generates agility and scalability, but they must also do so in a secure and cost-effective manner.

Today’s financial climate in healthcare IT makes this even more challenging. So how do IT teams continue to do their job well in these challenging times? Let’s take a look at the traditional IT infrastructure first.

The Limitations of Traditional IT

Aging IT infrastructure plagues many healthcare organizations. Legacy, three-tiered IT infrastructure with separate severs, storage and storage networks have created data silos that drive up capital costs, and create inefficiencies. Likewise, legacy infrastructure limits agility, often requiring new hardware resulting in implementation delays, poor performance, unexpected costs, and unhappy users. What’s worse is that these separate systems create a large security attack surface that are continually being exploited by cyber criminals looking to capitalize on known vulnerabilities. Limitations of Traditional IT

Let’s talk about availability for a second… healthcare data and the applications they run on must have 100% availability at all times, no matter what. But legacy data protection and disaster recovery solutions have failed to meet the needs of today’s modern virtualized applications and infrastructure. This creates unexpected downtime and limits the healthcare organizations ability to modernize and simplify, because IT is constantly in “fire fighting” mode. This is something that must be addressed—sooner rather than later.

The Benefits of Nutanix DX: The Healthcare Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Thankfully, Nutanix DX was built to do better than traditional solutions. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Nutanix DX:

1. Superior Scalability & Storage Capacity


Nutanix DX allows customers to run virtually any workload, at any scale, all while being able to instantly provision their own private or hybrid cloud. The most immediate advantage that Nutanix DX is that it helps to unlock greater IT efficiency. Immediately after deployment, healthcare organizations can significantly decrease their infrastructure footprint by managing their compute, storage and virtualization in one system. Not only does this virtually eliminate data silos, but it also reduces costs across the board.Superior Scalability and Storage Capacity
Likewise, Nutanix DX brings the type of scalability you need to meet the ever growing demands of your healthcare organization. Additional storage capacity and compute power can be added quickly and easily, all with the predictable results you can come to depend on.

2.  Non-Disruptive Software & Firmware Updates Self-Healing

DX solution offers one of the highest availability levels possible. Nutanix DX is unique in that it offers an infrastructure that “self heals” from drive and server failures. This is hugely crucial for environments like healthcare where you can’t afford for services to be delayed. Plus, software and firmware updates are not just straightforward, but are non-disruptive.

3. Unparalleled Performance & Efficiency

The Nutanix DX solution also offers unparalleled performance and efficiency thanks to advanced industry standard x86 processors from Intel and AMD. This, along with dense flash storage and Nutanix’s web-scale design, deliver the consistent results you need for virtually any healthcare workload.

4. Easily Managed

Finally and possibly most important is that Nutanix DX offers the type of one-click, non-disruptive lifecycle management that Nutanix’s solutions have become known for. You get the benefit of being able to manage the entirety of your system, all from one simple and easy to use tool.

The Comport Approach

At Comport, we understand the unique challenges faced in today’s modern healthcare data centers—and we have years of experience addressing all of them. Our team has a proven track record of not only designing and implementing new healthcare IT solutions but also improving upon your in-house infrastructure, as we know healthcare changes don’t come quickly. So if you’d like to find out more information about how Nutanix DX can help you meet all of the needs of today’s modern healthcare data centers, or if you’d like to discuss your own needs with someone in more detail, please don’t delay—contact Comport today.


Bill Flatley, Field CTO for Healthcare

Bill is responsible for technical strategies and recommendations for Comport’s Healthcare clients. His extensive experience includes four healthcare systems in leadership roles supporting Clinical Applications, Digital Health, and Office of the CIO as the primary liaison between IT and the business.

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