Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH), known as ‘the San’, is an acute-care private hospital with capacity for 550 licensed overnight beds. It is the largest private and the largest not-for-profit hospital in NSW, Australia. The San has a small team to manage its infrastructure, so they needed to have visibility and control of every element of the environment. That means every IP-enabled device is on the one network, including systems such as CCTV and BMS controllers. It also means no point solutions are implemented that might create organisational or operational barriers: every solution deployed at the San needs to be monitored and managed centrally by the San’s own IS team, with any issues able to be diagnosed and quarantined quickly to avoid wider impact on those critical services running the hospital. The San is moving away from VLANs and using Extreme Fabric Connect, managed from a single pane of glass. This has transformed the network and is enabling faster delivery of new applications and services for the San.
Results of the new network solution include: