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Urgent Care Provider Puts SD-WAN in Place

August 16, 2017


  By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

What’s up with your WAN? Is it software-defined, or hybrid? Are you still holding on to your legacy deployment, telling yourself legacy just means vintage? The day will come when it’s time to upgrade operations, and it’s coming sooner than you might think. Digital transformation is at hand, and while some may be reticent to hop on board, it’s best you have a ticket to ride.


SD-WAN offers improved network flexibility, control and visibility. For a multi-state urgent care provider, spanning five states and over 60 locations, choosing SD-WAN was a no brainer. In specific, the care provider selected the Windstream (News - Alert) SD-WAN to simplify network operations and aid in expansion.

"Healthcare providers face an incredibly challenging IT environment where they must minimize errors, efficiently manage practices, store large amounts of patient data offsite and comply with government regulations," said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer of Windstream. "Windstream's SD-WAN solution is transforming how healthcare providers design and manage their networks, and it gives them increased network agility, scalability and optimized performance, all while also optimizing costs."

In selecting the Windstream managed SD-WAN solution, the urgent care provider instantly gains network performance and access to a robust portfolio of offerings. In addition, the urgent care provider notes the Windstream team as key in selecting the SD-WAN solution.

Windstream provides end-to-end local support. From tasking a dedicated project manager, customer advocate, account executive and sales engineer to ensure design and implementation go smoothly, to offering support over time to provide the WAN is all systems go.

"Healthcare providers are increasingly selecting Windstream for their advanced communications needs because of our ability in meeting their unique requirements to improve the overall patient experience," Harding added. "We are also becoming the first choice of many healthcare providers because of our ability to support current and emerging technology needs at all levels — from small, rural clinics to the largest urban hospital campuses."

SD-WAN is enabling a new era of networking. Capable of linking disparate locations and remote branches, and supporting the influx of traffic and our SaaSy existence, for the network, it’s software defined or bust.

What WAN are you using?




Edited by Alicia Young


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