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2gether NHS Trust gains from using PRIMEFLEX Cluster-in-a-box for its mobile working initiative and reduces operational costs by 50 percent

"Fujitsu Cluster-in-a-box has changed how we do business for the better and leaves us well placed to handle the changing demands of the healthcare industry."

Tim Mullan Deputy IT Systems & Programme Manager, 2gether NHS Trust

2gether NHS Trust deployed four PRIMEFLEX® Cluster-in-a-box solutions to simplify management, reduce costs, improve responsiveness and maximise availability.

Customer

2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. It serves a combined population of 761,000 people who live within 1,900 square miles of rural and urban landscape. Ninety-six per cent of its services are provided within the community and as close to an individual’s family and friends as possible – an essential factor in helping to improve a person’s recovery.

Challenge

2gether NHS Trust had been using a shared service data centre but found it both expensive and slow, with new server deployment taking far too long. It wanted to find a cost-effective, in-house storage and server solution that would provide more flexibility.

Solution

The Trust deployed four FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX® Cluster-in-a-box solutions, which offer a complete, pre-integrated environment that’s engineered for simple and straightforward virtualisation straight out of the box.

Benefit

  • operational costs by 50 per cent meaning funds can be redirected towards new initiatives
  • Improved clinical productivity thanks to more reliable performance and 24/7 availability
  • Simple management frees up the IT team to concentrate on more strategic tasks
  • New virtual machines can be provisioned in minutes rather than months

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