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Cisco loses out as Brocade wins healthcare software company business

Jim Duffy | Sept. 30, 2011
A healthcare software provider has upgraded its Gigabit Ethernet network to improve service to customers and reduce errors during backup.

Meeting HIPAA-compliant security standards on its wireless network helped HealthMEDX spend less time preventing unauthorized user access and more time on building and deploying new software packages for customers.

Another clincher for Brocade was that its command line interface is very similar to Cisco's, Bingham says. Network operators at HealthMEDX are well versed in Cisco CLI language and did not have to be retrained to learn the Brocade structure, he says.

HealthMEDX plans to upgrade its backbone to 10G Ethernet in the next few months, Bingham says.


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