Healthcare : Virtualizing CPSI and improving end user response times for CPSI running in VMs


Healthcare : Virtualizing CPSI and improving end user response times for CPSI running in VMs


Virtunet’s services and software helped Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) migrate CPSI EMR software from physical hardware to virtual. Our quote for P2V and enterprise wide hardware refresh for KVH was comparable to the quote from CPSI for just the CPSI HIS hardware upgrade.

About Klickitat Valley Health

Klickitat Valley Health (KVH) is a rural hospital located in Goldendale, Washington.

Need for a Hardware Refresh

KVH had deployed CPSI on IBM physical servers backed by IBM SAN based storage appliance. KVH’s CPSI hardware was out of warranty. At a minimum KVH was looking for hardware refresh for CPSI. After receiving a quote from CPSI to upgrade solely the CPSI servers and storage, KVH’s IT Manager started to explore other options that would provide them with an enterprise wide infrastructure refresh, including CPSI but also for rest of their infrastructure.

Virtunet Systems vs. CPSI

Below is how our offer competed with CPSI’s proposal for a hardware refresh.

Quote by Virtunet Quote by CPSI
Services Services for migrating all their servers (mix of physical servers and Hyper-V VMs) to a 100% virtual infrastructure running VMware. CPSI quote didn’t include any other VM or server other than CPSI HIS.
Hardware • 3 new servers (256GB RAM, 48 cores)
• 24TB usable storage
• 9TB SSDs
• Redundant 10gbps switches
• 2 servers (128GB RAM, 12 cores)
• 24TB usable storage
• 600GB SSDs.
• No network upgrade.
Software Software licenses for Virtunet host side caching software, CEPH storage software, and VMware vSphere. No additional software.

Benefit to KVH

The cost of the entire infrastructure upgrade was comparable to the quote from CPSI to migrate only the CPSI application to newer hardware.

The performance of all KVH applications (including CPSI) now running in VMware VMs was much better than before because of the 10gbps network upgrade and the fact that data was now being served from in-host SSDs.