Your Guide to Cloud Computing for the Healthcare Datacenter
The late adoption of cloud computing technologies within the healthcare industry can be attributed to concerns revolving around cost, usability, and security. However, proper implementation and execution of “the cloud” can provide considerable cost efficiencies and increase overall ease of use without compromising network, server or security risks. With the right infrastructure architecture, cloud-computing (also called “utility computing” or Infrastructure as a Service [IaaS]) technologies provide flexibility, scalability, redundancy and choice to healthcare IT departments looking to expand local networking abilities.
Cisco, NetApp, and VMware continue to expand their collaborative alliance by combining best-in-class technologies to create Long Distance Application Mobility, a powerful solution that extends the capabilities of VMware vMotion. Long Distance Application Mobility includes a comprehensive server, network and storage topology, which overcomes latency and bandwidth limitations and enables IT departments to migrate virtual machines and applications across multiple data centers that are located up to 400 kilometers apart from each other. Long Distance Application Mobility keeps your applications active and connected to data during and after virtual machine migration, providing many benefits that facilitate cloud computing.