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Transforming an Enterprise Network to Operate at the Speed of Science

The Enterprise network at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) was a ten-year-old design. It couldn’t support the revolution in laboratory technology that has increased research data demands to far exceed the network’s 1Gbps throughput capacity. What’s more, the problem was about to be compounded as several new scientific laboratory instruments were coming online and would multiply data transmission demands even further. OMRF needed a new flexible and upgradeable network design and had vendor bids to design their next-generation network. However, OMRF wanted to be sure that the design would meet their current and future data transmission needs. So, they sought independent validation from BioTeam.

The validation effort concluded that the design was not sufficient for OMRF’s current or future needs. Working in collaboration with BioTeam, OMRF altered the network design to include a multi-enclave, next-generation 10Gbps network, upgradeable to 100Gbps. This new strategy creates separate physical networks to serve the needs of scientific research and enterprise business independently. Not only does the new network design boost performance 10X, the hardware costs are less than half the original quoted price. To read the full case study, click below.

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