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Client: One of the largest healthcare institution in the country, spread over a 120 acres campus

Challenges
  • Low Performance Network without adequate redundancy
  • Mix of Legacy, Proprietary, Open Source, Standards based application platforms that were increasing the demands on IT Infrastructure and Resource Pools
  • High Operational cost, year on year
  • Centralized Data Center without Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Plan
  • Lack of an effective collaboration platform to improve Healthcare services
  • Need for an effective Emergency Response System
  • Need for mobility within the network
  • Stronger Security to ensure data security to comply with global standards
Solution:
  • Our first task was to capture the existing infrastructure and the functional roles of the same
  • Next it was required to map the infrastructure to the various stake holders and create a matrix of their pain areas
  • Once the data was captured and collated, our next task was to arrive at a high level architecture of the proposed infrastructure solution which was brainstormed with the stake holders till the final solution was firmed. The solution included the following:
    • A 3 Tier Network Architecture: Core - Distribution Access
    • A Passive Network that facilitates the 3 Tier Architecture
    • Migration from Fast Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Backbone and 1 Gigabit Ethernet to Users with redundancy
    • A unified communication and collaboration system with emergency response integration
    • An Enterprise level Security platform with High Availability
    • Design and Build of a Disaster Recovery Data Center with Business Continuity Plan
    • Seamless mobility across campus over wireless with demarcation of Organizational users and Guest users
    • An Enterprise level Security platform with High Availability
    • Migration to a standards based application platform with virtualization
    • Implementation of change management process, continuous improvement process, infrastructure management process