Belgian Healthcare Provider ZOL Reduces Costs and Complexity

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Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) is a major healthcare provider in eastern Belgium that provides over 1000 hospital beds to the local community. By implementing a Fabric infrastructure, ZOL was able to reduce operational costs and network complexity while driving an extensive migration project.



  • Small IT team of four manages four campuses and thousands of APs, switches, and endpoints
  • Increased mobility, efficiency, and security of network to keep up with rapidly evolving healthcare industry
  • Lower costs and reduce complexity for 24/7 operating hospital and network
  • Network segmentation abilities to maintain security
"Extreme Fabric Connect enabled us to easily assign islands within our network and have complete management of their own environments, without interfering in any possible way with the hospital's operations. And that functionality is infinitely scalable - we can accommodate virtually any number of such implementations. Having a ready solution for every possible question in place is a very comfortable position to be in."
Kurt Gielen
IT Manager, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg

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  • Simplified, structured implementation of network segmentation for medical devices, building control systems, communications, and more
  • Additional accommodation for bandwidth hungry patient and visitor personal devices
  • Enhanced security measures such further protect patient records an sensitive data
  • Fabric infrastructure enabled hospital merger and proactive measures to address technological challenges resulting from COVID