SOURCE: The Virtual Computing Environment Company

The Virtual Computing Environment Company

February 23, 2011 09:00 ET

CareCore National Keeps Its Business Healthy With VCE Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms

New IT Infrastructure Enables Processing of up to 4.5 Billion Pieces of Healthcare Information for Better Informed Business Decisions

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) - CareCore National has implemented Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms from VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company, as the foundation for its private cloud infrastructure.

Faced with massive information growth and a growing employee base, CareCore National decided to radically change the way it delivered IT, enabling IT to stay ahead of the business. CareCore National selected the Vblock platforms as its private cloud foundation to create a more cohesive IT ecosystem incorporating the company's own intellectual property, products and services.

Headquartered in Bluffton, South Carolina, CareCore National is a specialty benefit management company that delivers solutions that focus on managing high-cost healthcare segments. It provides evidence-based criteria and operational expertise to physicians in order to improve patient care delivery, while helping manage costs.

The Vblock Infrastructure Platform has been a transformative technology for CareCore National. As the organization relies tremendously on data for the health of both the patient and the business, it was imperative that the company take a progressive approach to IT and create a virtualized environment that is 100% their own.

The Vblock platform has helped CareCore National to:

  • Compress time-to-release for software updates to just weeks compared to six months with the traditional IT model
  • Generate greater data collection and awareness as the organization now manages up to 4.5 billion pieces of healthcare information annually, compared to virtually no data just a few years ago
  • Optimize employee efficiency, as IT staff can now spend more time on core business tasks and less time on IT infrastructure maintenance 

"Embracing virtualization and moving to a private cloud model with Vblock Infrastructure Platforms has changed our entire operation for the better," said William Moore, EVP and CTO, CareCore National. "In addition to increased efficiency across the IT operation, the greatest advantage enabled by this infrastructure has been the ability to gain more value and insight from the one thing that truly drives our business -- data."

"We're proud that CareCore National chose Vblock Infrastructure Platforms to enable its private cloud journey," said Tim Page, Vice President of WW Industry Markets, VCE. "With the Vblock platforms, CareCore will accelerate the transformation of its IT infrastructure to provide customers with better and faster products and services."

Having built a cloud foundation with VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms, CareCore National plans to expand into a hybrid cloud environment over the next year in order to facilitate the sharing of products and services across the company's healthcare network of providers and payers. This will give CareCore clients better access to clinical data that will assist providers in achieving greater operational efficiencies, reducing unnecessary costs and facilitating the delivery of the most appropriate patient test or treatment based on the individual patient's medical needs and current clinical evidence.

About VCE
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability. VCE's prepackaged solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure. For more information, go to www.vce.com.