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BW: Loran Kinnetics Assures Health of Alta Bates Hospital's Network...

May 01, 2000, 20:16 (0 Talkback[s])

"Who do hospitals turn to when they need a network check up but their staff doesn't have time to do it? Alta Bates, part of the Sutter Health network in Northern California, recently chose the Loran Kinnetics management appliance to monitor their network day and night. Kinnetics now automatically watches the health of the Alta Bates network, then notifies Information Services staff when situations occur that require intervention."

"The Kinnetics management appliance is managing the entire Alta Bates network, which includes approximately 2000 nodes - routers, switches, and WAN equipment - spread throughout the city of Berkeley on 3 major campuses and 12 minor sites. The movement of data within and between these sites is vital to the hospital's 2,700 employees and 900 physicians as they provide renowned care. Alta Bates has been recognized for having the best newborn care in California, the best outcomes for kidney transplants in Northern California, and best outcomes for treatment of heart attack in the East Bay."

"Selection criteria that most interested Alta Bates' technical staff included Kinnetics' powerful capabilities, use of the Linux operating system, and its ease of use and deployment."

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