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Proven Cloud Infrastructure and End-User Computing Platforms From VMware, Supported by Intel Technology, Can Help Health Care Providers Improve Patient Care

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 3:45am
The Associated Press

(http://www.vmware.com)

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and

cloud infrastructure, today announced that its solutions will underpin

a new approach to delivering cloud-based collaborative patient care

from Peake Healthcare Innovations, a joint venture of Harris

Corporation and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Peake is working with VMware

and Intel Corporation to provide a secure cloud platform for the

management and delivery of enterprise medical imaging to any health

care facility by enabling physicians and other health care personnel

to quickly and securely access medical images from a variety of

end-user devices.

"The medical imaging cloud is an ideal application for virtualization

and cloud infrastructure technology because it can improve the quality

of patient care by enabling physicians to review patient images in a

collaborative, secure environment," said Frank Nydam, senior director,

Healthcare, VMware. "We are pleased to be working with Peake

Healthcare Innovations to bring to market an innovative offering that

can transform the quality and delivery of patient care, along with the

ability to lower costs."

Intel technology will help support the Peake cloud solution and enable

visualization of medical imaging. Intel and VMware have collaborated

closely on the architectural enhancements in the Intel@ Xeon

processor and software optimization in VMware vSphere@ to boost

performance intelligently, increase consolidation ratios and enable

servers of different generations to be easily managed from the same

pool of infrastructure resources. In addition, desktop virtualization

via VMware View enables doctors and other healthcare personnel to

access and collaborate on high-resolution medical images required by

medical personnel due to its ability to deliver fully lossless images.

Healthcare IT based on Intel and VMware innovation enables

organizations of all types to provide high quality, accessible, and

economical products and services.

"Intel's technology is enabling cloud-computing usage models that

synergize compute power, performance, and protection to help health

care organizations control costs and meet stringent security and

compliance requirements. We are excited about the opportunity to work

with Peake Healthcare Innovations to bring this new collaborative

medical imaging cloud to market," said Rick Cnossen, Worldwide

Director of Health IT, Intel.

Federated Image Archive to Connect Teams Within and Between

Enterprises

Peake Healthcare Innovations will move enterprise image storage and

anytime, anywhere clinical and diagnostic viewing into the cloud,

creating enhanced capabilities and clinical value not available today.

By aggregating imaging records within and between health care

institutions, and delivering a cloud-based solution leveraging a

unique virtualized platform, Peake will provide economies of scale and

can lower the total cost of ownership over traditional "on premise"

delivery, while maintaining the performance, reliability and security

associated with business-critical systems.

This new offering will enable diagnostic viewing by leveraging VMware

vSphere(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release852657&id1274173&type1&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.vmware.com%2fproducts%2fvsphere%2fmid-size-and-enterprise-business%2foverview.html)@

and VMware

View(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release852657&id1274176&type1&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.vmware.com%2fproducts%2fview%2foverview.html).

"Peake is entering the marketplace at an important inflection point as

health care providers feel more and more pressure from regulatory and

reimbursement challenges. Our goal is to deliver solutions that take

the burdens of cost, security and performance off our customers and

put them squarely on our shoulders," said Adam Zaricki, president of

Peake Healthcare Innovations. "Our deployment of VMware and Intel

technologies gives us the opportunity to exceed the expectations of

our market and the valued customers we serve."

VMware Solutions for Healthcare

Providers(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release852657&id1274179&type1&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.vmware.com%2fsolutions%2findustry%2fhealthcare%2foverview.html)

About VMwareVMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud

infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud

Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they

build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a

manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With

2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 300,000 customers

and 25,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley

with offices throughout the world and can be found online at

www.vmware.com(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release852657&id1274182&type1&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.vmware.com%2f).

About Peake Healthcare InnovationsPeake Healthcare Innovations is an

information technology company providing health information and

medical image management solutions for global markets. A joint venture

of Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine, Peake

offers transformative, cloud-based medical image management solutions

and services that deliver security, high performance and reliability

at lower cost. The PeakeSecure cloud archiving platform facilitates

the aggregation and sharing of medical images across all PACS within a

multi-facility enterprise, while providing a choice of integrated

best-in-class viewing applications. The solution leverages secure,

multi-site replication, advanced master person index (MPI)

technologies, and standards-based architectures to deliver highly

reliable services. Peake is building a connected community that for

the first time enables choice, while advancing information

accessibility and reliability for all. To learn more, visit

www.peakehealthcare.com(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?release852657&id1274185&type1&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.peakehealthcare.com%2f).

VMware, VMware View and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks

and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other

jurisdictions. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in

the United States and other countries. All other marks and names

mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their

respective companies. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership"

does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any

other company.

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