Dell DRIVE Solution

For healthcare organizations using UNIX platforms, the lack of integrated offerings (including Help Desk, disaster recovery, and end-point device deployment), coupled with the expensive, cumbersome maintenance prove problematic, especially in light of upcoming compliance deadlines.

Epic is a leader in EHR software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations. This software, when run on industry-standard servers with Linux, can meet the needs of mission-critical healthcare solutions as an alternative to UNIX platforms. To help spur adoption of Epic software on low-cost, high-performance servers, we’ve collaborated with industry-leading partners to offer the Dell DRIVE solution.
Dell DRIVE (Dell, Red Hat, Intel, VMware on Epic) is an end-to-end solution offering lifecycle support for Epic software, running on enterprise Linux and vShpere virtualization software, powered by Intel Xeon processor-based x86 servers. This open standards-based system provides the flexibility and scalability needed to protect and grow your IT investment, which is especially important as UNIX system management grows more challenging.

When systems move to open source Linux, the manageability, scalability and price/performance benefits are immediate. With DRIVE, you enjoy integrated hardware, software, services and support—and over a three-year period, a total cost of ownership that’s significantly less than a comparable IBM-AIX or HP-UX solution.

Benefits include:
  • Lower upfront and maintenance costs for greater ROI
  • Improved performance and flexibility
  • Expertise with x86 architecture
  • Easy, inexpensive scalability

And that’s just the beginning. We provide briefings and offer training and support for the DRIVE solution through our Center of Excellence, located near Epic’s campus in Madison, Wisc. This houses a dedicated data center, collaborative educational centers and software testing on Linux servers in a virtualized environment.

To find out more about the DRIVE solution or other optimized Epic services, or schedule a tour the Center of Excellence, contact us or email DellforEpic@dell.com.
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