Canterbury District Health Board Accelerates Application
Performance in Clinics and Improves Ease of Use

The Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) is the second largest DHB in New Zealand, serving 510,000 people and covering an area of 26,881 square kilometers. Canterbury DHB is the primary planner and funder of health services in its area and a tertiary provider of hospital and specialist services.

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"We immediately saw massive improvement in application performance and responsiveness with the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerators. The desktops also use fewer computing resources. Those reasons convinced us that the cards were a must-have."

Brent Pizzato
Senior Systems Administrator
Canterbury District Health Board


Challenge

  • Needed to improve application and video performance for clinicians
  • The existing desktop infrastructure was inefficient and demanded extensive management
  • Needed to make it easier for clinicians to access information without constant log-ins

Solution

  • 24 Teradici® PCoIP® Hardware Accelerators (for HP Gen8/Gen9 Blade Servers (Model: APEX 2800 MXM)
  • HP c7000 with ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Blades
  • Dell Wyse P25 Tera2321 Zero Clients
  • VMware® Horizon (with View™)

Results

  • Improved performance: Dramatically improved high-definition video performance and Microsoft Office application responsiveness
  • Outstanding user experience: Client desktops deliver blazing fast response with a consistent user experience
  • High management efficiency: Remote configuration and management of PCoIP Zero Clients saves time and accelerates deployment for new users
  • Energy efficiency: No fans or hard drives in zero clients make clinic areas cooler and quieter, reducing HVAC requirements