Welcome!

Video Authors: Elizabeth White, Yakov Fain, Liz McMillan, Dan Ristic, Jnan Dash

Blog Feed Post

NextiraOne helps James Paget NHS Trust deliver better patient services with a new Data Centre and network upgrade

A second Data Centre provides resilience with Storage Area Networking and virtualisation, and delivers new environmental benefits

[Lichfield] - 06 January, 2010. NextiraOne, Europe's leading expert in communications services, has won a second major contract with the James Paget NHS Trust to build additional dedicated Data Centre facilities and provide a resilient communications platform. The new contract will help the Trust to achieve its objectives of delivering better patient services and of reducing its power consumption and carbon footprint as both a cost-saving and an environmental benefit.

The new solutions designed and implemented by NextiraOne will help ensure the continuity of critical medical and business applications. The new Data Centre completes the creation of a highly resilient network infrastructure supporting storage area networking and server virtualisation which will underpin the Trust's growing range of administrative functions, clinical applications and admission-critical systems for A&E and Theatre, including the PACS digital X-ray system and links to the National Patient's Records System.

The new project allows the Trust to migrate to virtualised blade servers and employ the latest environmental technologies to help towards meeting the Trust's carbon reduction objectives. The contract, worth over £1.5M in total, includes a three-year Managed Services, Operational Support Agreement covering both the new and the existing Data Centre equipment and networking. Services will be deployed across both Data Centres to eliminate any single point of failure, thereby achieving increased service availability, enhanced productivity and contributing to improved patient outcomes.

Now fully operational, the project followed NextiraOne's successful implementation of the first phase - the 'Nexus Suite' - in 2008. The new Data Centre will provide additional resilience and complete the process of consolidating and moving all the Trusts' IT and communications technology into dedicated, purpose-built facilities, providing the best-in-class infrastructure and environment required for a state-of-the-art healthcare provider in the 21st century.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services for the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas, serving a population of some 230,000. With over 500 beds in total, the Trust also provides community hospital care at Lowestoft Hospital and at Northgate Hospital in Great Yarmouth, together with an integrated hospital and community children's service.

The new Data Centre uses Cisco's latest NEXUS 5000 range of switches and Cisco ASA 5520 Adaptive Security Appliance, plus a centralised UPS system, new fibre cabling and includes also an upgrade of the Trust's existing data switching infrastructure.

NextiraOne designed the new infrastructure specifically also to meet the Trust's targets in carbon reduction - NextiraOne is supplying in-row cooling in a self-contained rack solution and free cooling air conditioning, and an electrical solution based around the provision of UPS with generator back-up. The Data Centre will use the best of the new technologies in order to provide a suitable and energy-efficient operating environment, especially for the new blade servers. It is expected that the power consumption profile of the free cooling air conditioning will provide a payback within two years of installation - and the UPS solution is expected to achieve a 25% reduction in energy costs.

"We had very clear objectives around reducing our carbon footprint, at the same time as providing failsafe systems for critical medical applications and business continuity," said Stephen Kirk, Infrastructure Operations Manager at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. "NextiraOne built our first Nexus Suite Data Centre and so the team knew our requirements and expectations intimately. They have given us expert advice throughout and we are confident that the system we are building together will provide the Trust, our staff and our patients with a highly resilient, environmentally friendly IT and communications infrastructure that is also scalable for our future needs as more and more clinical and administrative functions become digitised."

NextiraOne is Europe's leading expert in communications services and has a direct sales and service presence in 17 countries, serving more than 60,000 customers. The company designs, installs, maintains and supports solutions to meet the communications needs of its customers - from voice, data and video to mobility, security and applications. NextiraOne currently serves over 150 public sector organisations in the UK, delivering innovative solutions for a number of other healthcare providers, including the North Bristol NHS Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Steven Skakel, Managing Director UK & Ireland at NextiraOne, said: "When completed, this project will make James Paget one of the foremost NHS Trusts in the country in terms of harnessing leading edge technology to deliver better patient care outcomes. NextiraOne has been working alongside the Trust for some time and it is a joy for our experts to work in such an innovative environment and to deliver the solutions that will shape the future of healthcare IT and networking provision."

ENDS

About NextiraOne
Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne are Europe's leading experts in communications services. The company designs, installs, maintains and supports all of its customers' communications needs from voice to mobility, security and applications. NextiraOne provides seamless, end-to-end communications solutions working with the leading technology vendors in the industry to deliver maximum business benefit to customers.
Discover more at: http://www.nextiraone.co.uk and http://www.nextiraone-eu.com

*NextiraOne and the NextiraOne logo are registered trademarks of NextiraOne LLC

For more information:
Neil Moss
European Marketing Director
NextiraOne
Tel: +49 30 74107-6380
[email protected]

Sheila Lashford
Splash PR
Tel: +44 (0) 7986 514240
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...