Healthcare Benefits Administrator Moves Business to the Cloud

CareCore National uses Cisco Services for Virtualization and Unified Computing to manage data and information flow.

CareCore National implemented consolidation and virtualization of IT resources to increase power and improve cooling efficiency while also creating a safety net in case of outages.

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Healthcare Benefits Administrator Moves Business to the Cloud

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We were inventing our own future and wanted the thought leadership that Cisco Services could provide.
- William Moore, CTO and Executive Vice-President, CareCore National

Challenge

A high performance, scalable infrastructure is needed to manage one of the industry's largest data sets.

  • Help to lower healthcare costs and improve quality of care
  • Analyze very large data sets to advance evidence-based medicine
  • Introduce Health Service Exchange (HSX) cloud service

Solution

Consolidation and virtualization increased power and cooling efficiency while also creating a safety net in case of outages.

  • Vblock Infrastructure Package, including Cisco Unified Computing System, Cisco Nexus switches, EMC Symmetrix storage, VMware vSphere
  • Cisco Data Center Planning, Design, and Implementation Services

Results

Accelerated introduction of services and lowered staff burden while also advancing the cause of evidence-based medicine.

  • Reduced time to launch new lines of business from six months to two weeks
  • Increased time software engineers can devote to development from 50% to 80%
  • Built foundation for multi-tenant HSX cloud device

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