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Nationally ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) provides a full spectrum of healthcare services to the citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont, but it needed to evaluate its disaster recovery program. Through DHMC’s already existing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) license, it upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 at no cost. To accommodate its growing IT environment and organization, DHMC decided to build a disaster recovery (DR) facility that used Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 data center.
System Center 2012 R2 allows DHMC to set up its second data center without having to hire additional staff as the software can easily integrate with an organization’s existing infrastructure.
"We’ve been able to use our Microsoft license to keep the innovation coming. As soon as the newest operating system version comes out, we have it. Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a more robust recovery option. Once DHMC upgraded to Windows Server 2012R2 and System Center 2012 R2 it gained a cost-effective disaster recovery solution that helps it deliver health care services without interruption."
– Robert McShinksky, Senior Systems Engineer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement gives enterprises a cost-effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technologies, including helping to standardize IT while simplifying license management. The EA delivers a seamless way to license on-premises, cloud or hybrid solutions, all in the same agreement. Organizations also have the flexibility to choose software and cloud services that fit the needs of its particular IT structure.
I think it would be interesting to show more practical information than the company achieved in this Case
its interesting to see this was done at NO COST. Software Assurance cost s a lot...this is what provides the benefit of new version rights to the customer.