A nationally ranked regional health system was spending $100k/month on their network across 46 sites. They had legacy technology and suffered multiple outages on their MPLS network. They engaged ARG to redesign their entire network to bolster redundancy, mitigate any service disruptions and maximize cost savings to the organization. The client wanted to move quickly since there had been multiple outages on their legacy network over the past 3 months, and they were anxious to move to a more stable solution.
ARG explored two approaches: dual DIA at all sites and dual VPLS terminating to their primary data center. In addition to the different approaches, David Lowe and the ARG analyst team also priced out both individual carriers and national aggregators, ensuring that last-mile access vendors were redundant for both approaches.
Nitel emerged as the best solution for the client’s footprint, serving all locations and delivering a single portal for all dedicated internet and VPLS services. The solution provided ease of contracting, diverse carrier redundancy, and aggressive pricing. ARG has worked with Nitel recently on large enterprise deployments and knew they had strong relationships with underlying carriers to deliver a smooth installation and resolution of any service issues.
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