Customers are gaining the benefits of HP Converged Infrastructure to accelerate time to business value. Although many of our clients are making big moves to data center convergence with our HP Converged Systems, most clients are gaining ground on the high cost and complexity created by IT sprawl through a project-based approach by deploying newer technologies all designed for convergence. This is the case with our current customer showcase: St Andrew’s Healthcare that deployed HP Networking technologies.
St Andrew’s Healthcare, the UK’s largest not-for-profit mental healthcare charity, needed a reliable and scalable network infrastructure to link several hospitals, ensure access to business-critical applications, enable the deployment of new technologies, and support business growth.
With these goals in mind, St Andrew’s Healthcare engaged Comtact Ltd, a leading IT and communication solutions specialist, to provide network infrastructure consultancy and design services. Based on Comtact’s recommendations, the healthcare charity selected switches offered by HP Networking. The solution linking the hospitals includes four HP E8212 zl core switches with built-in redundancy, HP E6200 yl distribution switches and more than 300 HP Networking intelligent edge switches.
The HP Networking solution delivered a wide range of benefits, including:
- A reliable infrastructure that links all the UK hospital sites, boosts network availability, and allows better access to business-critical systems and applications.
- An increase in network availability— rising from 80 percent to over 99 percent.
- High availability to clinical systems ensures medical staff members have immediate access to patient information and prescribed treatments while safeguarding patient care.
For a closer look at the value attained, check out the full St Andrew’s Healthcare case study (933 KB, pdf).