Miami Jewish Health is a nonprofit in South Florida that specializes in elder care. They support more than 12,000 patients of all ages, ethnicities, and religions every year with everything from nursing and medical services, to rehabilitation and assisted living.
Like any nonprofit or healthcare organization, efficiency is important in everything they do. The more time and energy their staff can spend meeting the needs of their patients, the better.
As hard as their team worked to serve the aging community, their old IT infrastructure was holding them back.
Their core clinical system and back-office applications relied on a traditional three-tier architecture with servers, storage systems, and virtualization technology from several different vendors.
Between rising licensing costs, their failing legacy hardware, and a need for greater availability and security, the team knew it was time for a change.
Coming together for hyperconvergence
Miami Jewish Health’s lean IT team was looking for a way to spend less time maintaining, and more time making an impact.
They needed a flexible, secure, more streamlined solution built for their needs — one that was built to last and never go down, even during hurricane season.
And they needed a partner to help them get there. (That’s us.)
Making a healthy choice
Lenovo began the process by sitting down with their team to better understand their challenges, goals, and growth plan. Then, we got to work on the right solution for them.
Together, we implemented a three-node Lenovo ThinkAgile HX3320 cluster at their primary data center, and a second cluster made up of two Lenovo ThinkAgile HX1320 appliances powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors at their disaster recovery site.
This ensured their systems would be always on, secure, and able to help their patients no matter what.
We looked at many alternatives to the typical three-tier architecture, and the simplicity and flexibility of a hyperconverged infrastructure really appealed to us. We know from experience that Lenovo hardware is well-built and reliable, as they supply all our PCs and tablets. The fact that Nutanix is a global leader in the hyperconverged space confirmed that Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series was the right choice for us.
Now, the technology at Miami Jewish Health works just as hard as their staff. And with just one centralized virtual structure for all compute and storage resources, it’s more reliable, more scalable, and easier to manage, too.
Their team has been able to save energy, money, and time — allowing them to focus on what matters: providing better healthcare services to more patients.
50% reduction in power and cooling costs
3 rack units total, reduced from a full rack
24/7 availability with automatic failover and
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1 centralized virtual structure for all compute and storage resources