Healthcare provider selects software load balancing solution based on alignment with its virtualization strategy and eClinicalWorks environment
Milpitas, CA – May 23, 2017 – Array Networks, Inc., the network functions platform company, announces today that HealthNet has selected Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers (ADCs) to assure high availability and guaranteed performance for mission-critical eClinicalWorks patient management (PM) and electronic medical records (EMR) applications.
As Indiana’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), HealthNet has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, one of fewer than 300 health centers nationwide to achieve the honor. In addition, HealthNet was awarded the prestigious HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence in 2015 for leveraging their EMR resources to improve care for children and newborns. Today, HealthNet serves nearly 60,000 individuals, accounting for more than 260,000 patient visits per year.
Because of increased patient workloads and new strategies around virtualization and disaster recovery (DR), the healthcare provider required software load balancing as well as global server load balancing (GSLB). At the recommendation of eClinicalWorks, HealthNet selected Array. The cost savings afforded by Array’s vAPV software product line allowed HealthNet to replace their previous ADC solution with four virtual load balancers – two in the production environment and two in the DR data center – each licensed for server load balancing and GSLB.
“The vAPV load balancers have a lot of capabilities; however, once I spent some time with them, they seemed rather easy to manage,” said Eric Leickly, Network Engineer for HealthNet. “The vAPV virtual appliances make us more efficient and robust and they’re a critical component of our EMR solution”
In addition to server load balancing and GSLB, the vAPVs feed SNMPv3 traps into a SolarWinds network monitoring solution to provide accurate, up-to-date information on application and server performance. Through integration with Array, network resources may be tuned as needed to assure medical professionals receive a high-quality user experience at LAN speed.
“Array Networks is excited to have helped HealthNet with their strategic disaster recovery and virtualization strategies, while also providing industry-leading eClinicalWorks integration,” said Paul Andersen, senior director of marketing at Array Networks. “HealthNet’s selection of virtual ADCs that are feature-rich, yet simple and cost-effective, is a perfect example of the value that Array provides to its customers.”
About Array Networks
Array Networks, the network functions platform company, develops purpose-built systems for deploying virtual app delivery, networking and security functions with guaranteed performance. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Array is poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of virtualization, cloud and software-centric computing. Proven at over 5000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.
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