Main Line Health Turns to ePlus for Disaster Recovery

“Working closely with ePlus Secondary Data Center and Disaster Recovery Initiative enhances our ability to fulfill our mission of delivering a superior patient experience.  Main Line takes pride in our IT investments that allow us to provide high quality care and safety. With our primary and secondary data centers, we have a solid infrastructure in place to ensure the availability of our patient critical systems as well as to support future satellite medical facilities.”
—Karen Thomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Main Line Health

Business Challenge

  • Needed to add a secondary data center to address short- and long-term strategic disaster recovery
  • Wanted to ensure patient safety with proactive planning for recovery and redundancy

Why ePlus?

  • Trusted relationship, account-specific experience, and exceptional knowledge of Main Line's needs and infrastructure acquired from a previous engagement to assist with the relocation and infrastructure design of the primary (on-premise) data center to the co-location facility
  • Proven Professional Services talent
  • Strategic partnerships with all key vendors: Cisco, HP, VMware, and Emerson Network Power


  • Cisco Nexus Switching
  • HP Racks/Enclosures/Blades
  • VMware vSphere Licensing
  • Emerson Network Power (Liebert) Racks and Power
  • ePlus Professional Services for design, planning, hardware, software licensing, and network installation/integration at the new data center location

Customer Benefits

  • Enhanced patient safety 
  • Documented disaster recovery planning for emergency and crisis situations
  • Full redundancy and failover, faster response time to move applications
  • Improved availability of patient critical systems
  • Enhanced data center flexibility, scalability, and performance
  • Secure, remote access to clinical records, including PACS images, for quick assessments, faster response, and support for physician and nurse mobility
  • Support for future satellite medical facilities

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