News : Al Noor Hospitals Group Extends Network With Avaya SDN Fx
Abu Dhabi, UAE, Nov 11, 2015 -- Al Noor Hospitals Group, a private healthcare company in Abu Dhabi, is extending its networking system with the deployment of Avaya SDN Fx technology at a purpose-built data center in its new hospital in Al Ain. The project is being delivered by Avaya partner, PACMDS.
Founded in 1985, Al Noor provides a complete continuum of healthcare services and has expanded to currently operate three hospitals and 17 medical centers and clinics across the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The company employs more than 4,000 staff and patients entrust it with their healthcare needs every day.
When the new data center is completed, Al Noor Hospital will relocate its disaster recovery operations from a hosted facility in Jebel Ali, allowing the group to reduce operating costs and manage resources more effectively. The Avaya SDN Fx technology has reduced the time taken for Al Noor to achieve a return to operations in the event of an outage from a period of hours to just minutes.
Al Noor began deploying Avaya 's fabric technology in 2014, based on the Virtual Services Platform 9000 core switch platform. Avaya SDN Fx offers a future-proof foundation for today's megatrends--network virtualization, cloud, mobility, and video--while simplifying the network and reducing operational costs.
The company has been working with Avaya since 2008 and the entire group operates on Avaya 's IP telephony solutions.
Wissam Ismail, IT Director, Al Noor Hospitals: "For Al Noor to grow and develop its business strategy it's vital that we are able to maintain the quality of delivery of healthcare services and maintain our leadership in the UAE healthcare market. Network reliability is a non-negotiable issue for us as we look to provide mission-critical patient care and support our medical staff at all times. The Avaya SDN FX technology delivers the high availability and resiliency that we require from our network and will allow us to add applications and solutions in future, enabling business transformation."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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