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Legacy Health is the largest locally-owned not-for-profit health system in Oregon, with eight hospitals, 70 clinics, 1,300 employees and more than 500 employee providers. With a mission and strategy to be essential to the health of the region, Legacy Health sought a hybrid IT provider that could provide reliable, compliant-ready infrastructure solutions.

Clinical and business applications require always-on, 100% uptime given they are integral to Legacy’s service to patients and delivering on its mission. Security, monitoring and maintenance is critical to preventing downtime, however Legacy’s IT team also sought to shift its focus on meeting the needs of its clinicians and driving the organization forward.

Legacy chose Flexential for colocation services, which offer a 100% uptime SLA on power, cooling, network and bandwidth. Flexential data centers also feature multiple layers of security, 24/7 monitoring and maintenance support and power, cooling and network redundancy. The colocation environment is compliant-ready, an attractive feature for Legacy given it must adhere to industry requirements such as HIPAA and HITRUST.

“It doesn’t make sense for customers to navigate the ever-changing security compliance requirements on their own and staff the necessary security, compliant and audit team internally,” said Brad Hart, director of compliance at Flexential. “Flexential provides seasoned, secure compliance and security staff, as well as compliant-ready and security-ready colocation and cloud services that have compliance requirements built in.”

Flexential data centers are capable of cooling high-density workloads exceeding 1,500 watts per square foot. This flexibility enabled Legacy to condense its data center footprint from 3,600 square feet to 600 square feet for maximum efficiency.