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OneNet’s Robust MPLS Solution Creates Savings for OSDH

Challenges

OneNet has served as the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s (OSDH)  primary network provider since 1997. OneNet historically has provided the transport as well as a robust video infrastructure for OSDH’s self-managed virtual private network.

In 2012, OSDH sought a comprehensive network upgrade that would connect 128 sites across the state and meet the following challenges:

  • Serve OSDH’s requirements for more bandwidth for business-critical applications
  • Provide the foundation for secure data and video communications
  • Ensure a more reliable and flexible core network
  • Offer network access that is more cost effective and limits future cost growth

OneNet’s Solution

OSDH awarded OneNet the project in February 2013 to design and deploy a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network upgrade, because we could offer a more robust, flexible and redundant solution that would converge data and video and provide increased services without increasing current costs.

Solution Highlights:

  • Network with state-of-the-art routing, switching and security platform
  • MPLS technology through Layer 3 Virtual Private Networking services
  • Five types of Quality of Service (QoS) queues, including expedited forwarding, assured forwarding, best effort, network control and scavenger

Results

  • OneNet’s solution avoided costs of $1.8 million in the first year and will continue to achieve annual savings of $1.4 million in subsequent years.
  • Conversion to an MPLS network provides capital and operational cost benefits while improving network availability, reliability and performance.
  • The upgrade provides more bandwidth for business-critical applications and enables better business continuity planning.
  • The MPLS any-to-any connectivity offers a greater opportunity for efficiency, redundancy and seamless transition to systems and applications at other locations.
  • OneNet’s comprehensive statistical graphs ensure seamless transparency of network performance, regardless of last-mile provider.

To learn how OneNet’s MPLS service can maximize your network, call 888-5-OneNet and ask to speak with a network engineer.

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