Medical record association Stryker has seen tall opening as good as minimal downtime given selecting a virtualised product from Citrix to speed placement of updates for a JD Edwards (JDE) ERP platform, according to Stryker join forces with executive of Global IT infrastructure, Adam Levin.
Stryker is an $ 8.3 billion healing record association with 350 employees in Australia as good as 21,000 globally. It sells reconstructive, medical, surgical as good as neurotechnology inclination to hospitals around a world.
In 2006, a association “had an infrastructure which was roughly reaching a finish of life, as good as we were seeking for alternatives as good as opportunities to do an ascent of a existent ERP application,” Levin told Computerworld Australia. Stryker hoped to urge stability, opening as good as revoke a existent footprint of earthy architecture, he said.
“Within a Australian as good as New Zealand network we have placement centres” with staff “who perform room tasks as good as monetary as good as normal bureau executive tasks,” Levin said. Stryker longed for to find a approach to bond them to a ERP focus “so which their knowledge in regulating a complement was as if a focus was sitting in a same bureau as where they were at,” he said.
Besides Citrix XenApp, Stryker deliberate Microsoft Terminal Server, Levin said. Alternatively, it deliberate manually distributing a customer to any work station, he said. Stryker chose Citrix in partial since it had a tiny footprint of Citrix already as good as was informed with platform, though additionally since a product done updates faster as good as simpler than a alternative options, he said.
With a JDE ERP platform, “you need to redistribute a customer once you’ve done a changes,” Levin said. “And so if we had all a clients physically commissioned upon any of a workstations around Australia as good as New Zealand, it would meant which we’d have to refurbish any of those workstations individually.”
With Citrix, “we were means to tell a JDE customer focus as good as thus usually have a shift once,” he said. Stryker could “change it during a core as good as afterwards everybody would embrace those changes when they subsequent logged in to JDE.”
Microsoft Terminal Server “didn’t give us which same turn of functionality as good as capability to do which turn of updates similar to Citrix did,” he added.
After 6 years “we’ve had minimal downtime [on] a Citrix platform,” Levin said. Running updates as good as upgrades to Citrix have additionally had immaterial stroke upon production, he said. That consistent uptime is critical since “if we have an outage it impacts a capability to be means to discharge product as good as which has an stroke upon a altogether bottom line.”
Stryker has additionally seen improvements to opening opposite a far-reaching area network due to a approach Citrix manages interpretation opposite a network, he said. “We haven’t had to scale a network to have poignant bandwidth all over a Australian continent.”
Day-to-day government of Citrix has been easy, he said. One usually has to “install it, configure it, set it up a approach which we wish it as good as afterwards we leave it, unless we wish to tell one more applications or have a required updates or vegetable patch fixes.”
“It’s not giveaway as good as it’s not cheap–licensing is comparatively costly–but if we demeanour during a lapse upon investment over a duration of 3 months, it’s really profitable to us from which perspective,” Levin said. “We’ve been means to say a prosaic price make up with regards to a administration department as good as upkeep of a Citrix environment.”
With success in Australia as good as New Zealand, Stryker skeleton to operate a Citrix product in a offices globally, Levin said.
Stryker might additionally demeanour again to Citrix as it looks to set up a Bring Your Own Device policy, Levin said. The BYOD process is “a work in progress,” he said. BYOD is a “great opportunity,” though it “does poise poignant changes to a infrastructure.”
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