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Cisco Solutions to Help Provide Timely Medical Care in Largest and Coldest Russian Region

MOSCOW February 11, 2013 – Cisco today announced the deployment of a territorially distributed health care data center in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the largest region of the Russian Federation. Its territory (3.1 million square kilometers) is five times as large as France and eight times as large as Germany.  

Digitization of health care is vitally important for local medical service availability, resource optimization, and the efficiency of medical institutions. More than 40 percent of Yakutia's territory is located north of the Arctic Circle. The republic's health care system faces specific issues related to its large territory and extreme polar climate. Urgent medical aid in remote areas is usually delivered by air. 

The project implemented by Stabol, a Cisco® Premier Certified Partner in Russia, complies with the regional program "Modernization of Health Care in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in 2011-2012" by supporting the centralization and consistency of medical processes. Information technology will help to mitigate the problem of the remoteness of rural hospitals and accelerate delivery of skilled medical services. 

The deployed data center consists of 20 servers installed at two sites in the city of Yakutsk. The center is based on Cisco solutions, including the Cisco Nexus® 4001I and Cisco Nexus 5548UP switches, Cisco ASR 1006 routers, and Cisco Catalyst® 4507 switches. This architecture helps support various applications and operating systems in a single network, as well as providing scalability of installed solutions. Nexus switches ensure even better performance, along with lower operational costs and power consumption. New virtualization features embedded in Cisco Nexus help innovative services to be deployed with minimal risk to existing functionality. 

The data center uses converged network infrastructure based on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Cisco ASR routers and Catalyst switches help ensure the high quality of received data and facilitate control over video sharing through real-time monitoring, fast troubleshooting and predeployment evaluation.

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Sergei Fedotov, director, Yakut Republican Medical Data and Analytics Center:

"The technological foundation for the data center was built on Cisco hardware, which provides high performance, ease of use and resilience. Another important reason in favor of Cisco was that, in case of problems, our IT specialists can get 24/7 support at the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC). As a result, hospitals and clinics of the republic obtained a flexible and scalable environment with deployed innovative services (personal accounting for health care services, electronic medical cards for patients, electronic appointment system and digital document flow). New services are under development."

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About Stabol 

Stabol offers delivery, installation and maintenance of a large range of hardware: servers (Cisco, HP, IBM), storage systems (EMC, HP, IBM), active wire line and wireless networking equipment; videoconferencing, IP telephony and call center solutions, office PCs (Aquarius, HP), printers (HP, Samsung, Xerox, etc.), uninterrupted power supply units (APC).  The company is headquartered in Novosibirsk.

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Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com. Cisco equipment in Russia is supplied through its authorized channel partners by Cisco Systems International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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