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In the current economic climate, healthcare providers of all sizes are focused on maintaining customer care levels, while seeking new ways to reduce operating expenses and boost company growth. A key component in this action plan is utilizing all resources as efficiently as possible, and that means virtualizing the IT environment. To help healthcare organizations realize the key benefits of virtualization, HP, Agfa HealthCare and VMware have teamed to deliver IMPAX 6 with HP infrastructure solutions and VMware ESX Server.

Through close collaboration, HP, Agfa HealthCare and VMware deliver a next generation solution that enables healthcare companies to virtualize their IT environments. Where older PACS solutions require one physical server for each service provided by the imaging vendor — each of which needs to be individually managed and protected from failure—Agfa IMPAX 6 with HP infrastructure solutions and VMware enables customers to consolidate all IMPAX 6 services/workloads on one physical server with multiple virtual machines (VMs). Designed to alleviate single points of failure and performance bottlenecks, the Agfa, VMware and HP solution provides a scalable/redundant architecture that facilitates business continuance during planned downtime or disaster situations—enabling customers to provide quality healthcare 24x7. By reducing the number of physical servers in the system footprint, customers can successfully decrease the total cost of solution ownership (TCO) through higher resource utilization, streamlined management and maintenance, and lower energy consumption.