Ross Medical Education Goes to the US Signal Cloud

May 23, 2019
Cloud | Customer Stories

The education industry has its own special IT needs. For Ross Medical Education Center, meeting many of those needs was an increasing challenge thanks to the organization’s 40 different locations. With the help of US Signal, the challenges have been met — and the organization is reaping significant rewards. 

Executive Summary 

Customer: Ross Medical Education Center

Industry: Education

Location: St. Clair, Michigan

Business Challenges:

  • Limited IT resources for managing 40 locations
  • Need for always-on Internet connectivity even at peak use times
  • Need for stronger IT security for diverse user base (teachers and students)

Solution Highlights

  • Enterprise cloud and a fully meshed network to power multiple campuses and provide private data backup transport capabilities for 65 virtual servers and 4,500+ PCs
  • Two vCloud geo-diverse instances
  • Cloud-based managed firewall as well as security and network monitoring software
  • US Signal’s Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) to deliver always-on secure connectivity over the company’s protected fiber network

Results

  • Elimination of time-intensive on-campus support for physical servers
  • Centralized security to enable fast updates and continuous remedial action to address the most recent security threats.
  • Dependable Internet connection that can scale in line with business and future web usage requirements.

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