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Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, founded in 1970, integrates the Education Ministry’s network of university hospitals, and it is academically linked to the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Considered one of the largest and most important hospitals in Brazil, it offers services covering more than 60 areas of specialization, has over 800 beds, and admits nearly 2,500 patients per day.
The Hospital needed to ensure high availability for critical business applications to streamline operations, and better serve the patients in its care. As important, it looked to replicate the IT environment to support continuity of operations and the availability of information during contingency situations.
The project included the upgrade of the Oracle Database, Standard Edition and the incorporation of Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Active Data Guard to increase IT environment stability, patient information security, and improve the availability of its network. It also reduced the number of hours hospital IT staff dedicate to database maintenance, freeing up professionals to perform other tasks, thereby improving productivity.
“We needed more availability and an infrastructure that ensured continuity for our system and access for our users, even in the face of a problem or need for temporary maintenance. Oracle’s tools helped us achieve these goals, and today we can serve our patients reliability and safely, as we have a stable and robust environment, as well as a total contingency system,” said Valter Ferreira da Silva, infrastructure and IT manager, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre.
“We have a long history of working with Oracle, and our decision to continue with the company demonstrates how satisfied we are with this relationship. For this Oracle database upgrade project, we worked in partnership with Ação Informática and Advanced IT, which gave us peace of mind because it demonstrated extensive knowledge of the solution and of our business,” Silva said.