Avaya bags SDN deal from China Hospital

NEW DELHI: Communication solutions provider Avaya has said that Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University in China has selected its SDN Fx technologies for building next-generation network platform.

The hospital chose the Avaya SDN Fx architecture, built on the Avaya Fabric Connect networking technology, representing a complete solution that delivers on the promise of SDN, but without the hidden complexity that comes with the towering overlays of software and hardware inherent in many other vendor approaches. With Avaya Fabric Connect the hospital can achieve virtualization of its entire network infrastructure. Availability and reliability of the network is greatly enhanced, as the network has the capability of self-management. Failovers of any network equipment can be fixed in approximately 200 milliseconds, thus eliminating or dramatically reducing impacts to hospital operations, a release said.

The new platform will make management and operation of the whole network easier, and facilitate fast deployment of new medical applications, so that the hospital can continuously enhance its services to patients.

As one of the largest hospitals in the large metropolitan Tianjin city, the hospital has 1,000 hospital beds and treats an average of 3,200 outpatients per day.

The Avaya solutions that the hospital has deployed include Avaya ERS8800, ERS4800 and VSP7000 Ethernet Switches, as well Avaya WLAN9100 for mobile coverage.

“Reliability of the network is critical for us, so that we can provide the best experiences to our patients, and also best support the needs of our doctors and nurses. Avaya SDN Fx not only meets our demands for reliability, management and configuration, it is also very convenient. We can also deploy new applications on demand, such as mobile ward-round, without any concern that this would impact our business operation,” said Zhi Xiang, IT Director of Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University.

“As the use of technology in healthcare institutions has skyrocketed, the underlying network needs to be highly available, resilient and flexible in these extremely critical settings. With SDN Fx, the Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University is making a significant step to update its operations with an eye to the future. With network automation, wired and wireless integration and connect anything, anywhere simplicity, Avaya SDN Fx is an ideal choice for hospital customers,” said Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya.

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