Doctors perform 313 million surgeries every year all over the world. However, just 6% of them serve the billion-plus people living in the developing world. That’s where Mercy Ships and the Africa Mercy, a floating hospital aboard an ex rail ferry, comes into play. Based in Sub-Saharan Africa and staffed entirely by a crew of 400+ volunteers, the non-profit relies on Dell Technologies to streamline and simplify their IT, so they can focus on serving those in desperate need of life-saving surgeries and care.
COMPANY: Mercy Ships | INDUSTRY: International Charity | HEADQUARTERS: Texas, US
Major technological goals for Mercy Ships includes streamlining efficiencies, making technology and data accessible on board and off-premise, and maximizing uptime so applications run the way they should. By partnering with a single partner and running software-defined infrastructure, they’re able to concentrate on delivering high-quality care instead of systems management.
Mercy Ships modernized their data center at the International Support Center with VxRail. This allows more stability with less management. With easier oversight, consolidated support and a simple approach to service deployment and data management, space and expertise can be better optimized.
Watch the video to see how Mercy Ships uses virtualization to provide on-board operational excellence.
We get the consolidated platforms we need from Dell EMC to optimize what we do and make a greater impact on the lives of the people we serve.
VxRail’s inclusion into the IT transformation of Mercy Ships keeps technology simple and space-efficient. Keeping the technology simple across multiple platforms and across multiple ports of call is a key tenet to ensure nurses, surgeons, doctors, electricians, and deckhands can all use time and limited real estate wisely.
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