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Palomar Pomerado Health goes virtual with IBM

Its time to make the customers the heros! They go through a lot after listening to nusts like us all the time, so they deserve to also share some limelight when they go virtual.

PPH choose IBM's SAN virtualized storage.

Why did PPH go through this migration and embrace virtualized storage?

PPH knew it needed to go much further into digital hospital management. Paper-based file and record and booking systems just couldn't cope. It was going to add another hospital and move to fully digitised medical records for its patients. A $496 million bond issue had provided the finance for this.

It also wanted to introduce a new and customized computerized physician order entry (CPOE) program, a digital physician bedside care system, in 2009. To do that it needed a better IT infrastructure than the inflexible one it currently had. It needed a storage system which would allow it to migrate files from one storage array to another without shutting down major parts of its IT infrastructure.

Cerner Corporation, an IBM business partner and software supplier to PPH, suggested that it move to more powerful servers and add two tiers of storage alongside the ageing ESS array, and, in a crucial move, virtualise these three pieces of storage into one logical pool behind IBM's SVC. This would both increase the utilization of storage capacity and provide appropriate levels of storage service and cost to different types of data, and also enable files to be moved from one array to another, or from one storage tier to another, without interrupting users' and applications' storage service at all.



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Whale Fall

Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall

Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy

What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors

I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!

I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run

We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors

we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred

Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested

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