Client & Case Study

University of Kansas Hospital

Client case study description

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's premier academic medical center, dedicated to providing excellent service and compassionate, high-quality medical care. With approximately 5500 employees in 50 locations throughout Kansas, the hospital continues to bring a level of expertise to patient care that comes from leadership in medical research and education. The University of Kansas Hospital has ranked on U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals list for the past seven years with nine of its specialties, ranking among the nation's top 50. They are home to the largest Physician practice in Kansas, representing more than 200 specialties. 

With two data centers and two clusters of existing load balancing equipment coming to their end of life (EOL), the hospital required a proven solution to replace its existing Server Load Balancing (SLB) equipment and support the current corporate design to migrate away from GroupWise and implement Microsoft Exchange across its network. To maintain its current infrastructure and expand to MS Lync for video conferencing and voice services, as well as meet additional needs for virtualization and multi-tenancy in the future, an enterprise-level SLB solution was needed. After looking at a number of vendors, the hospital decided to test A10's next-generation Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs).