SOURCE: OnFiber Communications

March 02, 2006 07:00 ET

OnFiber to Deliver Purpose-Built Network for Virginia Hospital Center

OnFiber's Solution, Driven by AdaptiveBuild®, Supports the Hospital's Disaster Recovery Infrastructure and Clinical Applications

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2006 -- OnFiber Communications, the premier source for purpose-built networks, today announced that it is delivering a custom-built secure network that provides the critical disaster recovery infrastructure for Virginia Hospital Center. The converged transport solution will support storage, IP, data, voice and other clinical applications for the Arlington-based Hospital.

"Key to our disaster recovery strategy, Virginia Hospital Center needs a diverse, multi-service network that supports all our communications needs," said Mark Rein, Director of Information Technology at Virginia Hospital Center. "Because our data is so sensitive and private, we required the most reliable and secure network that we could find. OnFiber proved to be the one company that can deliver the class of disaster recovery infrastructure we needed. When it comes to running the project, OnFiber's level of internal organization, expertise and professionalism is far exceeding our expectations."

OnFiber is leveraging its award-winning AdaptiveBuild® process to create a multi-service network that serves as Virginia Hospital Center's disaster recovery infrastructure. This solution consolidates the Hospital's applications onto one highly reliable platform. The network securely transports data between its main facility and a hosting center across a protected OC-48 SONET ring. Fully diverse from the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), the network supports Storage Area Network (SAN) replication, voice circuits to alternate providers, and Internet gateway connections. Designed to scale up to OC-192, Virginia Hospital Center has the flexibility and capacity to support current and future applications. The dedicated network is backed by a 99.999% service level guarantee.

"OnFiber's expertise in delivering critical data transport solutions stems from its extensive knowledge of the metro networking industry and an innovative approach to solving customer challenges," said Bill McLeod, Director of Marketing and Product Management, OnFiber Communications. "As a recent recipient of the prestigious InfoWorld 100 award, Virginia Hospital Center is an outstanding healthcare organization that not only values innovation in IT but also practices it. We are especially proud to contribute to the network communications strategy that supports its long tradition of providing excellence in medical services."

About OnFiber Communications, Inc.

OnFiber provides high-performance fiber networks for the world's most respected companies. Fortune 1000 corporations, global telecom giants and the Internet organizations that define the Web all rely on OnFiber's infrastructure. The company's unique process, AdaptiveBuild®, produces individually designed, built and managed metropolitan and wide-area solutions. Because OnFiber's networks are created for specific application and service needs, enterprises and telecommunications providers benefit from security, reliability and performance that is purpose-built. OnFiber owns networks in major cities throughout the US and offers a full suite of transport technologies including Wavelength, Ethernet and SONET. For more information please visit www.onfiber.com or call 1-866-ONFIBER.

About Virginia Hospital Center:

For over 60 years, Virginia Hospital Center has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington metropolitan area. In November of 2004, Virginia Hospital Center celebrated the Grand Opening of a new $150 million state-of-the-art facility. Virginia Hospital Center offers comprehensive healthcare and multiple Centers of Excellence including Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Oncology, and Women & Infant Health. Growing service lines include Neuroscience and the only Lung Cancer Center in Northern Virginia. Virginia Hospital Center is a teaching hospital, long associated with Georgetown University's School of Medicine, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health. For additional information, please visit www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.

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Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Christy Kemp
    OnFiber Communications
    720-554-7054
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    Kristen Peifer
    Director of Public Relations - Virginia Hospital Center
    703-558-6595
    Email Contact

    Josh Sekine
    Manager of Public Relations - Virginia Hospital Center
    703-558-6595
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