Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation

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Eyvonne Sharp, Network Engineer, Kindred Healthcare

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Healthcare IT teams have sophisticated needs for SD-WAN, specifically for reliability, security and agility in M&A integration. In this webinar, Kindred Healthcare will reveal their evaluation criteria, process of migration to SD-WAN, and the results. Jointly presenting with Palo Alto Networks and Viptela, Kindred will explain in detail the plans and deployment experiences across hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation in the US. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the US, and has doubled in the last four years. Key Results: - Application performance improvement from 4x to 10x at Nursing facilities and Home clinics - 700% bandwidth increase - Estimated 5-year ROI in Millions - Solving complex requirements of M&A and new services in efficient and simple way SD-WAN Feature Requirements for Healthcare: - Policy based, application-aware routing over multiple, diverse connections - Intelligent routing based on network health & application requirements - Network segmentation & isolation (Multi tenant/Security) - Centralized policy administration & device management - Ability to selectively route specific traffic through security appliances (Service Chaining) - Application aware traffic shaping - Centralized provisioning feature, or zero touch methodology - Multiple Ethernet, MPLS or LTE connectivity options

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Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 25 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. Viptela cuts existing operating costs in the WAN by more than 50%, increases bandwidth 10x, and, significantly improves security and uptime. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes in 2015. Follow us on Twitter @viptela or linkedIn