Swedish Medical Center in Seattle has selected Softricity to enable a major redesign of the IT infrastructure to provide necessary flexibility and quality to improve patient care, expand services, and rapidly add users and programs to its medical system.
As part of this major IT infrastructure refresh, Softricity's SoftGrid platform is being used to expedite deployment and simplify management of more than 300 applications across three hospital campuses and 14 primary-care clinics enterprise and to revolutionize the way IT manages those applications on Swedish's 3,500+ PCs and 200+ servers.
SoftGrid's unique application virtualization approach will simplify administration of their computing environments, making IT much more responsive to the changing needs of employees and physicians. This deployment is designed to provide reliable, agile service at less cost."
SoftGrid transforms Windows applications from products that must be installed and managed locally into virtual services that are centrally managed and deployed on-demand-without any recoding-to any desktop, server or laptop. SoftGrid's patented application virtualization technology enables applications to run in a protected "sandbox" environment without installation or alteration to the host operating system. This eliminates application conflicts and the need for time-consuming regression testing, and enables just-in-time application updates.
As part Swedish's infrastructure refresh, SoftGrid is expected to not only cut application migration from an average of 40 days per application to just four hours, but it should also make the migration largely transparent to users and help IT remain responsive to ad-hoc user requests during this major initiative.