Although it may often feel like it, dealing with an unreliable network isn’t a matter of a life and death – unless you work in the healthcare industry, that is! Countless South African healthcare organisations rely on WAN (wide area network) to get the job done, but the fact is that this type of network comes with pitfalls and plenty of uncertainty. That’s why the introduction of SD-WAN (software defined wide area network) has become such a game-changer, helping to make sure that connectivity is consistent and compliant. This is what you need to know.
Improved visibility means that it’s possible to keep an eye on what’s happening throughout an organisation’s many departments. It also means improved accessibility of important information. All of this culminates in enhanced workflow and reduced downtime.SD-WAN also makes it possible to ensure that critical network resources remain online even when there is an unexpected network disruption or a sudden spike in traffic.
With SD-WAN, you get more bandwidth at a much lower cost. Obviously, the more bandwidth there is at a healthcare organisation’s disposal, the easier it is to support a larger number of applications and to make the network more efficient in general.
With SD-WAN, you can get connected pretty much immediately. It’s works via a plug-and-play approach that doesn’t require any tech know-how whatsoever. That also means there’s no need for any disruptions brought about by installations or maintenance.
One of the biggest concerns for healthcare organisations is protecting its patients’ confidential information. Skilled hackers are targeting the healthcare industry more and more nowadays, making it essential for hospitals, clinics and doctors’ rooms to upgrade their network security in any way they can. Luckily, SD-WAN comes with steadfast security already built-in. SD-WAN isolates traffic from remote locations all the way into the data centre depending on the organisation’s policies, and security can also be bulked up as and when needed. Integrated edge firewalls are another incredible benefit to consider.
Why Choose Managed SD-WAN from VxCloud?
When looking for an SD-WAN solution that covers all bases when it comes to the healthcare industry, VxCloud should be your provider of choice. Our managed SD-WAN is a fully functional South African deployed Cloud SD-WAN. It is deployed using high performance networks supported by carrier neutral data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Managed SD-WAN from VxCloud includes networking and branch office Edges and, of course, zero-touch deployment.
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