There is a lot of talk about the US Government’s digital healthcare initiative. With billions of dollars slated for these initiatives one of the big questions is what role will virtualization technologies play in the future of healthcare systems. I think the obvious answer is a large one but the devil in in the details.
Vendors in the both the healthcare vertical and virtualization need to come together and begin to develop joint solutions that meet the needs of the industry and will fall within the scope of the mass of funding that will become available.
The good news is that it goes without saying that high availability is going to be a big part of anything that is developed for the healthcare market (or I’m not going to be treated there) so it will be an exciting opportunity for some cool architectures.