Hospital Alemán selected Veeam to protect its vital healthcare data. The organization first deployed Veeam when it moved its digital services to a new IT infrastructure with a disaster recovery (DR) configuration.
“Ever since we built a DR site, Veeam has been our solution of choice to manage data backup and replication,” said Méndez. “We evaluated offerings from other vendors, but Veeam outshone them, particularly because of its tight integration with VMware and simple management capabilities.”
In addition to the off-site backup at its second data center, Hospital Alemán now uses Veeam to back up data to a local cloud provider based in Argentina. The organization relies on Veeam to safeguard critical applications including its electronic health record system, medical imaging software and the Hospital Alemán patient portal.
“Every step of the way, Veeam has enabled our DR strategy,” said Méndez. “Our clinicians need rapid access to patient data to diagnose and treat patients effectively. Any downtime to our medical imaging systems translates into longer wait times for patients, which isn’t acceptable to us. By boosting the availability of systems and resources, Veeam allows our clinicians to maximize the time they spend interacting with patients, enabling far greater care experiences.”
As Veeam releases new features and functionalities, Hospital Alemán takes advantage of them to increase both IT resilience and efficiency. For example, the organization has introduced immutable backups to help secure its data against cyber-criminals.
“The Veeam roadmap is evolving alongside ours,” said Méndez. “With cyber-attacks becoming increasingly common, it’s vital that we have a reliable tool for data backup and restore — with Veeam, we know that we’re covered, which means our patients are protected too. We also have tools such as Fast Clone at our fingertips to help us work faster and smarter.”
Thanks to the time saved in managing backups, Hospital Aleman's IT team is now able to implement new and exciting initiatives whilst remaining at the forefront of the healthcare sector in Latin America.
“Innovation is embedded in Hospital Alemán’s DNA,” said Méndez. “It’s what allows us to keep improving the patient experience. Veeam is so simple to use and so powerful that it enables our IT team to work to their full potential, helping us bring leading-edge healthcare to Buenos Aires.”