University of Kansas Hospital Case Study
The University of Kansas Hospital was in need of a new Data Center facility. Improving where and how the new systems would operate was vital for the organization in order to avoid ongoing costly outages. The hospital’s current Data Center facility was located on their campus, which did not allow for geographic redundancy from its second, offsite Data Center located just five miles away. In addition to not being geographically redundant, the second facility was out of space.
The building that the Data Center was located in was not a purpose-built facility, which led to several outages that impacted the hospital in various ways. In order for The University of Kansas Hospital to maintain its enterprise-class status, it was time for them to start treating their Information Technology system the same way. Rather than just fixing problems that came up, they were ready to invest in an elite Data Center facility that would support their top-notch practices going forward.
The hospital chose LightEdge to be their private suite & technology partner for a number of reasons:
- The LightEdge SubTropolis Technology Center facility “tornado-proof”, geographically redundant from the hospital’s other facility, and supports their enterprise-class organization.
- LightEdge was able to deliver a Private Data Center Suite in a multi-tenant facility to allow for operational flexibility, security and controls the hospital desired at a cost that would be unachievable had they built their own Data Center.
- As a healthcare provider committed to the most stringent patient information protection, LightEdge’s ability to demonstrate HIPAA compliance, SSAE certification, ISO 27001 dened process management, along with other vital certifications, was mandatory.