Some 500 thin clients in a VDI structure (VMware ThinApps) needed to be replaced with small desktops without disrupting operations. Numerous special applications, that were only being used by small groups of people, needed to be installed locally and managed using VMware Horizon Mirage.
Compared to the competitors, it was very noticeable that Bechtle was willing to go out of its way for the UKBB.
Philipp Stoll, Interdepartmental Head, University Children’s Hospital beider Basel
Bechtle was commissioned to deliver the smallest possible desktops with special configurations at the best possible price. The aim was to procure high-performing, small form factor devices with features comparable with those of a normal desktop. These requirements were perfectly met by HP Compaq Elite 8300 USDT PCs in two UKBB-specific configurations. The services provided include logistics and returns processes.
This restructuring and accompanying localisation relieved the storage environment, afforded the user more comfort and enhanced performance, plus created an infrastructure better-suited to handle future projects.
As a public acute-care facility, the UKBB is affected by the financial constraints of the Swiss healthcare system, which is why it is critical to have a partner that strives to do its best for the hospital.