|Datalink Chosen as Information Storage Architect for Salem Hospital|
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2001--Datalink Corporation (Nasdaq:DTLK - news), announced today that it has been chosen by Salem Hospital to design, build and support the hospital's information storage architecture. The Storage Area Network (SAN) to be implemented by Datalink will provide Salem Hospital, the largest healthcare provider in Oregon's capital, with data consolidation, high availability, and reduced storage-related administrative costs.
One of the key elements for the Salem Hospital SAN is the new Hitachi 9200 RAID system. The 9200 brings the added functionality, performance, and scalability to handle exponential data growth that the hospital was seeking. The SAN will also include two Brocade Silkworm 16 Port 2800 switches.
Steve Ripp, Technical IS Supervisor for Salem Hospital, said, ``Datalink's good reputation, excellent service, and excellent knowledge of the products were all key factors in our decision to utilize their services.''
About Salem Hospital:
Salem Hospital, based in Salem, Oregon, is one of the largest of Oregon's 66 acute care hospitals. It is a not-for-profit hospital, licensed for 419 acute care and 35 skilled care beds, and is guided by a 15-member volunteer Board of Trustees. The hospital is the city's largest private employer, with approximately 2,700 full- and part-time employees. There are 390 physicians representing all specialties who admit patients to the hospital. More than 500 volunteers provide non-medical support for the hospital. For more information on Salem Hospital, visit www.salemhospital.org.
Datalink Corporation, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the nation's leading independent architect of enterprise-class information storage infrastructures. As an independent, Datalink designs, builds, and supports information storage architectures using the best possible technologies. Datalink's customized storage infrastructures ensure information availability, storage, protection, and continuity for clients worldwide.