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Leading Healthcare IT Vendors Optimize Applications for VMware Solutions

Leading Healthcare IT Vendors Optimize Applications for VMware Solutions

VMware vSphere™, VMware View™ and VMware ThinApp™ Enable Healthcare Customers to Reduce Costs and Help Ensure Availability of Patient-critical Solutions

ATLANTA,GA — March 1, 2010 — Today at HIMSS10, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, continues to gain momentum in the healthcare industry as more healthcare IT vendors select VMware as their virtualization platform of choice for deploying applications. VMware vSphere™ helps these vendors simplify IT environments, improve patient information security, and boost efficiency.

Healthcare providers are increasingly choosing to run their mission-critical applications on VMware vSphere, the world’s leading virtualization platform. VMware vSphere delivers unmatched business agility, cost savings, and efficiency required to run business-critical applications, and uncompromised control over application service levels. Virtualization lowers the vendors’ customer costs and improves system availability for vital patient-care applications.

“Whether making a critical diagnosis in the emergency department or interpreting routine exams from the radiology reading room, the speed at which information is available to healthcare professionals is key,” said Jim Morgan, executive director of marketing, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA. “When running our Synapse portfolio of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Cardiovascular systems on top of VMware vSphere™, facilities know they are receiving the high availability that they demand and their patients deserve.”

In the healthcare industry, availability of reliable applications is critical for patient diagnosis and care. Applications running on the VMware platform are more available due to VMware high availability solutions. Many times, un-virtualized healthcare applications have large server footprints that can be greatly reduced through virtualization. VMware vSphere enables healthcare customers to run applications on fewer physical servers while saving money and decreasing power and cooling requirements.

“Our award-winning electronic health record solutions are used by more than 160,000 physicians and 800 hospitals across many different organizations in order to improve the health of their patients,” said Faisal Mushtaq, senior vice president, product development, Allscripts. “VMware enables us to eliminate unnecessary purchase of infrastructure hardware and allows our development teams to utilize virtualization to automate their routine tasks.”

In addition to providing high availability for clinical applications, VMware also offers leading solutions to help ensure caregivers’ desktops are always available for improved patient care. VMware View™ improves clinician workflows with a highly available “follow me desktop” that is immediately accessible from any terminal throughout the healthcare environment. VMware ThinApp™ eases Windows 7 migration, safely accelerates application deployment and helps healthcare IT run clinical applications side-by-side on the same desktop without conflict – even applications that require different operating systems or use different versions of Java.

“Working with VMware, Picis has helped clients, such as Boston Medical Center, implement a virtualized server environment to scale Picis perioperative solutions across the expansive medical center without the need for additional hardware,” said Marianne Slight, vice president of perioperative and critical care solutions, Picis. “This allows healthcare organizations to improve clinical communication and accuracy of information across its care areas, obtain a new level of stability on its servers and derive financial savings.”

VMware’s success with healthcare providers demonstrates the demand for pioneering approaches to technology that can improve the reliability and security of critical healthcare IT applications, while doing so more efficiently and cost effectively than legacy solutions.

“Just like the healthcare providers we work with, we want to help our customers,” said Frank Nydam, vertical industry program manager, VMware. “Virtualization represents a secure, reliable, and scalable path to improving the IT healthcare system and we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished so far with the leading names in this industry. We look forward to expanding on our capabilities and partnerships in the healthcare field.”

Healthcare IT vendors can quickly and easily assess which VMware partner products are the best fit for the immediate needs of their virtual infrastructure by looking for the VMware Ready logo. By selecting partner products that are designated VMware Ready™, customers benefit from the safest and broadest choice of solutions that reduce risk and lower integration costs.

For more information on the VMware Ready program, participating partners, and updates to the initiative, please visit For more information on VMware Healthcare solutions, please visit

At HIMSS10, VMware we will be showcasing “follow me desktop,” VMware View with PCoIP®, VMware ThinApp, and VMware vSphere. Visit booth #4951.

About VMware

VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 170,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

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