Shortest Path Bridging


In part 4 of our 8-part video series, we focus on Shortest Path Bridging. Mr. Peter Johnson, a leading Healthcare executive who previously served as Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Medical Center CIO for 26 years, shares his critical observations on how his partnership with Altura and Avaya benefited his organization:

“I’d like to talk a little bit about really the advantages that Avaya has brought to the table with respect to networking and its new infrastructure in this.

They’ve created something called Shortest Path Bridging that really allows for us to move much more data in the future, which are going to be requirements in healthcare when we see all the data collection from clinical devices, radiology, pathology, laboratory specimens are going to create. To bring that together is important for us in an effective and efficient manner.

The current networks we have in place, they get clogged up. There’s too much multi-channels and capabilities that it really doesn’t provide the kind of throughput that we’d like to see. That’s a reason why we want to stay with Avaya over the long-term because they’re on the state of the art with respect to thinking about the things in the future before we actually need them to provide the service on a day-to-day basis.”

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