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May 8, 2012

Oslo University Hospital upgrades network with VENA

Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, has deployed Avaya's Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) to create a new shared network to support three of its health trusts.

By Adam Werbach

Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, has deployed Avaya’s Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) to create a new shared network to support three of its health trusts.

The network transformation project, which began in late 2011, allows management to share best practices, link specialists in different locations and create workplace flexibility.

"Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric capability simplifies the provisioning of new services and the configuration of networks."

Olivier Baraquin, Avaya EMEA data and video leader, said: "Avaya is allowing the hospital to make changes more quickly and easily. We’re helping them build for the future so that they can provide better care for their patients."

The Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric capability simplifies the provisioning of new services and the configuration of networks, thereby minimising the risk of errors.

Espen Holthe, network engineer at Sykehuspartner IKT, which provides IT services in Oslo, said: "Hospitals are inherently risk-averse and are rarely early adopters, but we were struck by the benefits that Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric implementation of Shortest Path Bridging could provide our network."

Oslo University Hospital was created as part of a government initiative to centralise services, generate operational efficiencies and standardise processes. It operates across 40 locations in Norway and employs 20,000 staff.

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