Kent Hoyos, director of information services, faced a major roadblock in achieving this vision: increasing heat loads in the hospital's data center were threatening current operations and the ability to grow.
"At the time we built the data center, servers were much larger and took up a lot more space than today's servers," Hoyos added. "Plus, the hospital wasn't that dependent on IT. Everything was still paper-based. As we began to add more systems, the heat in the room escalated."