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Axia Women’s Health Deploys Array’s Virtual ADCs to Assure Performance and Availability of EMR Application
Large regional healthcare provider positions for future growth while holding the line on costs through software-based load balancing solution for mission-critical eClinicalWorks deployment
Milpitas, CA – Mar. 6, 2018 – Array Networks Inc. the network functions platform company, today announced that Axia Women’s Health Management, the largest integrated OB/GYN healthcare provider in the U.S., has selected Array for its application delivery needs. The healthcare provider will deploy Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers to ensure high availability and performance of business-critical eClinicalWorks electronic medical records (EMR) and patient management applications in the organization’s new data center and disaster-recovery center.
Axia Women’s Health brought together two large practices, one in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania, to form one integrated women’s healthcare provider with more than 100 patient care centers, four breast health centers, two perinatal testing centers and two central laboratories. Axia Women’s Health provides management support and data analytics capabilities to help physicians deliver the best possible quality patient care and experience.
A number of years ago, the New Jersey group had chosen eClinicalWorks for electronic medical records and, at eCW’s suggestion, had previously installed two Array Networks APV Series load balancers to assure application availability and a high-quality user experience. With the advent of a new corporate structure, however, new resources are required to support existing physicians, practices and patients while positioning for future growth.
To address these needs, the Axia Women’s Health IT group is currently rolling out a new data center that includes the premise-based editions of eCW and Array’s vAPV virtual application delivery controllers, as well as a disaster-recovery (DR) center with a mirrored set of resources. In the event of a system outage, the vAPV’s global server load balancing (GSLB) function will automatically route traffic to the DR servers for continuity of business operations.
Axia Women’s Health thus gains the flexibility and agility afforded by a virtualized environment, with the assurance of performance and high availability of its critical infrastructures, even during a business-disruptive event. In addition, since the Array APV Series dedicated appliances and vAPV virtual appliances share the same software, the Axia Women’s Health set-up, configuration and training costs are held to a minimum.
“We’re tasked with thinking bigger than today, while holding the line on costs,” explained Dan Safeer, senior systems engineer for Axia Women’s Health. With Array’s virtual ADCs, “We can just migrate the configurations from the existing APV physical appliances to the virtual appliances.”
“Array Networks is pleased to have helped in Axia Women’s Health transition from a traditional network architecture to a virtual environment to support their new corporate structure and position for future growth,” said Paul Andersen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Array Networks. “Axia Women’s Health’s decision to transition from dedicated to virtual appliances is a path that many IT managers are taking today, and with Array’s feature-rich virtual ADCs, they also get a product that is simple to use and very cost-effective, reducing OPEX as well as CAPEX.”