I.T. Co., acting in conjunction with the Tula Region Committee on Innovations and IT, has established a powerful local center for the processing of data from the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Tula Region. The new data center will make it possible to consolidate operational data into a single storage area, thus creating a robust basis for the effective provision of IT in local healthcare.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Tula Region decided to set up a local data processing center, acting within the framework of the Federal Healthcare IT Program. The main reason for setting up the data center was the region's need for flexible IT infrastructure with efficient performance, fail-safety, robustness and manageability. The key objectives in the setting up of the Data Processing Center were: continual provision of IT services and unified data storage procedures, and, most importantly, the creation of a unified Healthcare Data System.
I.T. Co. won the open tender to create this data center (DPC). In the fall of 2012, the company began to launch the DPC systems that had been designed. Within three months, experts from I.T. Co. inspected the Customer's site, checked and consolidated all the engineering and IT equipment purchased previously by the Customer, carried out installation and made adjustments, and prepared all the infrastructure components for commissioning.
Currently, the Data Processing Center has 66 IBM blade servers, IBM data storage systems (total capacity of 79Tb) and HP (total capacity exceeding 66Tb), modular tape libraries for the IBM data backup, and Cisco equipment for communications and networks. The efficient functioning of the Data Center is supported by a robust engineering infrastructure:
- Automatic gas firefighting system
- Continual power maintenance system, including a diesel generator set with 330 kVA of power, two continual power supplies with 160 kVA of power each, and distribution networks and boards.
- Air conditioning system with a total refrigerating capacity of 157.5 kW.
- Access Monitoring and Control System.
Access Monitoring and Control determines the rights of physical access to the DPC and each server rack, and also includes video surveillance and storage of videos. During the work that was carried out to launch the DPC, experts from the I.T. Co. mounted raised flooring in a room set aside for this purpose, in the building of the Tula regional government.
"The implementation of IT in regional healthcare is one of our top priorities at the moment. The centralized IT infrastructure of the advanced Data Processing Center will help to support the decisions of the regional government and contribute to harmonized performance in regional healthcare. Without question, the setting up of the DPC is a good investment in the future, as we aim to improve healthcare management and the services provided to people in the Tula region," says Artur Rifovich Kontrabayev, chair of the Tula Region Committee on Innovations and IT.
About the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Tula Region
The Ministry of Health of the Tula Region is part of the regional government, which ensures implementation of the Russian Federation's policies in regional healthcare and is assigned authorities to maintain the quality of healthcare services and other competencies, as stated by federal and regional laws and regulations, decrees by the governor of the Tula region, and other legislation.