With a long track-record of serving the healthcare industry, Dell is kicking off HIMSS16 on a strong note. Today we announced several new ways that we’re providing enhanced patient care – from displays and monitors designed specifically for healthcare professionals to our strong momentum in genomic data analysis. Additionally, this week at HIMSS, we’re looking forward to sharing more about our most recent, in-progress work with two strategic partners – SAP and Intel.

Over the past several months, Dell, SAP and Intel have worked together to optimize the supporting infrastructure behind the SAP Foundation for Health. With speed and reliability as top requirements in the medical field, we’re working with our partners to come up with a solution that will enable life sciences companies and healthcare organizations across the globe to analyze large amounts of unstructured data quickly and reliably, then utilize that data to enhance patient care and develop personalized treatments and drugs.

Built on the SAP HANA platform, SAP Foundation for Health provides a flexible and extensible clinical data warehouse model, industry-focused data integration management, and real-time analytics on large-scale data. Powered by an optimized combination of Dell PowerEdge servers and Intel Xeon processors, the reference architecture that we’re collaborating on would allow organizations to stand-up the SAP Foundation for Health quickly and with confidence.

Dell, SAP and Intel have a long history of collaboration. In 2015, Dell expanded its presence at the Global SAP Center of Excellence to enable an even closer working relationship, and the results of that collaboration speak for themselves. For example, the Dell PowerEdge R930 server, based on Intel’s Xeon E7-8890 v3 product family, currently holds the number one benchmarks in the categories of SAP Business Warehouse Enhanced Mixed Load (SAP BW-EML)[1] and the two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application.[2] We continue to harness this same commitment to performance and excellence in our ongoing work together.

Although this reference architecture is still a work-in-progress, we’re looking forward to sharing our plans, ideas and enthusiasm at HIMSS this week. If you’re onsite in Las Vegas, swing by the Dell, SAP or Intel booths to chat with our teams and hear more about what we’re up to. Or if you’re not able to see us in person, check out these blogs by our friends at SAP and Intel for additional information. Also, keep an eye out for future announcements as more details will follow in the coming months.



[1] Results of the Dell PowerEdge R930 on the SAP BW-EML standard application benchmark: 172,450 ad-hoc navigation steps per hour with SAP NetWeaver 7.31, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3, and SAP HANA 1.0, 4 x Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 processors (72 cores, 144 threads), 1.5 TB main memory. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at the following Web page:http://www.sap.com/benchmark.

[2] Results of the Dell PowerEdge R930 on the two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark: 31,000 SAP SD benchmark users with the SAP enhancement package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, and Sybase ASE 16, 4 x Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 processors (72 cores, 144 threads), 1 TB main memory. The SAP certification number was not available at press time and can be found at the following Web page:http://www.sap.com/benchmark.