Case Study

Better connected hospital. Smarter care delivery.

Catholic Health’s network is life-critical, and by employing the principles of Juniper’s MetaFabric architecture, the healthcare provider has realized the benefits of a comprehensive data center solution to deliver unparalleled levels of patient care in a simple, secure, and flexible way.

“The Juniper MetaFabric architecture has helped us create a simple, open and smart data center that enables us to provide our patients with pinpointed and effective healthcare.”

Pete Capelli, Vice President of IT and CISO, Catholic Health


As a $1 billion nonprofit healthcare provider in New York, Catholic Health runs a network of hospitals, primary care centers, imaging centers, and other community ministries, and was named one of the top 100 most integrated healthcare systems nationwide in 2012.

Business Challenge

To meet the significant performance demands of its EMR and medical imaging systems, and to deliver an experience that physicians, clinicians, and administrative staff rely upon, Catholic Health needed a data center network infrastructure upgrade.

Business Solution

Catholic Health chose Juniper Networks MetaFabric Architecture as a blueprint for a simple, open, and smart data center, accelerating the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple locations. EX Series Ethernet Switches with Virtual Chassis technology and Junos Space Network Director greatly simplify network configuration and management while significantly enhancing availability.

Business Results

Clinicians, physicians, and staff can access and share data seamlessly over the new network. The increased capacity and availability easily supports Catholic Health’s EMR, medical imaging, and other healthcare and administrative applications. MetaFabric architecture delivers the agile and efficient data center network required to support Catholic Health’s healthcare applications and IT systems.

“Virtual Chassis was one of the key reasons we chose Juniper, because it allowed us to increase network availability,” said Pete Capelli, Vice President of IT and CISO, Catholic Health.

How we put it together

High-performance carrier-class Ethernet switches for converged enterprise branch offices, campuses, and data centers, and for service provider deployments.

A centralized network management and orchestration platform for managing network devices and services through a single pane of glass.