SOURCE: StratITsphere


February 23, 2012 13:01 ET

St. Luke's Chooses StratITsphere Data Center to Protect Vital Technology

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 23, 2012) - St. Luke's Episcopal Health System (St. Luke's) will house its mission-critical systems in StratITsphere's Tier-IV-design Alpha Data Center, the companies jointly announced today.

"Good health care depends upon medical professionals having the right information when and where they need it," said Stephen Webster, StratITsphere president and CEO. "We'll be using the resources of the Alpha Data Center to help make sure that the doctors, nurses and other professionals at St. Luke's have that information constantly available at their fingertips."

Alpha will protect and maintain St. Luke's data, including medical records, and information technology systems. St. Luke's also will employ StratITsphere's secure private network services, powered by two Cisco Nexus 7000 switches. This service will allow St. Luke's to cost-effectively access storage space and computing power located almost anywhere and make it available to employees wherever they may be. This will grant St. Luke's more mobility and resiliency for employees and the technology they use, Webster said.

"Superior technology helps hospitals provide quality medical care, so our Alpha Data Center has to meet very high standards in order to be able to partner with a renowned healthcare provider like St. Luke's," Webster said. "We're proud to be able to work with them to help them to continue to maintain the standards of excellence St. Luke's is known for."

Located northwest of Houston, Alpha is designed to be impervious to all kinds of human and natural perils while still providing constant access. For security, it boasts the latest in biometric & surveillance security technology. For availability, Alpha possesses three independent internet connections, two of the most powerful internet switches in existence, and generators that can power the facility for six days without resupply.

About StratITsphere ™ StratITsphere is a Houston-based company that provides data center, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure & security advising services to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. Its advising services are provided by experts with years of global experience. They use a vendor agnostic philosophy that recommends technology solutions without loyalty to any specific manufacturer to make sure clients receive a superior return on their technology infrastructure investments. Alpha, the company's main data center facility, is a Tier IV design, the highest level of certification available, and provides customers with access to their mission-critical systems and data at all times. The facility has state-of-the-art manned and automated security systems and the capability to operate independently from the outside world for up to six days. The Nimbus line of cloud computing service eliminates barriers such as infrastructure costs, operating requirements, long implementation times and security & availability concerns that can keep businesses from the full benefits of cloud computing.

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