SOURCE: greenBytes


April 23, 2013 11:07 ET

Major Dutch Hospital Credits GreenBytes With Boosting IT Reliability, Patient Care

GreenBytes IO Offload Engine Saves Hospital Money While Keeping Mission-Critical Systems at Peak Performance

PROVIDENCE, RI and ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured virtual desktop solutions that uniquely support existing infrastructure, today announced that Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein, a leading Dutch healthcare provider, has selected the GreenBytes IO Offload Engine to keep its critical IT systems performing at optimal levels. By using GreenBytes, the hospital, which serves 135,000 outpatient and 10,000 in-patient visits annually, realizes significant improvements in patient care and operational efficiencies, while saving money and reducing the burden on IT.

"We are pleased that such a prominent institution as Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein is relying on GreenBytes to ensure reliability and performance of business-critical IT systems," said Brett Johnson, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, GreenBytes. "The GreenBytes IO Offload Engine is ideal for growing organizations like Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein that need a simple, cost-effective and powerful way to get more out of their existing infrastructure."

"The decision to go with GreenBytes was easy. The IO Offload Engine was clearly the best solution for our performance problems, the price was right, and it came highly recommended by our trusted technology advisor, InterExperts," said Charles Eringfeld, ICT Manager for Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein. "With its unique combination of inline deduplication and compression on SSD, we were able to get extraordinarily better performance from our storage and Citrix XenApp systems, and still have plenty of room for growth."

Garth Lahana, Systems and Storage Administrator at Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein, added, "Our staff is very happy with their digital workspace now that the GreenBytes IO Offload Engine is in production. Their workspace is stable and responds very swiftly. Our clinicians and administrators can reliably access the resources and data they need. Equally important, our IT environment now enables us to provide the excellent care that patients expect and deserve."

Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein has realized great benefits from its GreenBytes implementation, including:

  • Boosted XenApp Reliability, Eliminated Lost Connections
    The hospital enjoys 30 percent higher IOPS during peak usage. It uses about 15% of the write IOPS limits -- 15,000 out of 90,000. Instead of stalling and booting users off the system, as it did in the past, XenApp runs reliably all the time.

  • Improved Patient and Employee Satisfaction, Cut Helpdesk Tickets in Half
    With XenApp and mission-critical applications performing as required, workers are able to do their jobs and serve patients without interruptions caused by slow or unresponsive systems, and the ICT staff can easily meet SLAs and aren't overwhelmed with helpdesk calls. The number of helpdesk tickets related to XenApp sessions decreased by 50% since GreenBytes was deployed.

  • Decreased Storage Needs by 80%
    Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein realized a 5:1 reduction in its XenApp storage requirements. Instead of one terabyte of data, it now only stores just 200 gigabytes. The hospital was able to use its existing NetApp SAN without having to purchase additional spindles and cabinets, or invest in a totally new SAN -- both of which options would have consumed much more space and power. Plus, there is significant room for expansion.

To learn more about Hospital Maasziekenhuis Pantein's use of the GreenBytes IO Offload Engine, click here to read the case study. 

About GreenBytes, Inc.
GreenBytes delivers patented IO-Offload desktop virtualization solutions that maximize the effective performance and capacity of existing infrastructure to provide persistent, full-featured virtual desktops with the manageability, scalability and affordability required for cloud-scale VDI deployments. GreenBytes was founded in 2007 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. For more information, please visit

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