BT uses Blue Coat to accelerate NHS broadband

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BT uses Blue Coat to accelerate NHS broadband

Antony Savvas

BT is attempting to optimise the performance of the NHS broadband network by deploying network acceleration devices from Blue Coat.

The NHS N3 network, one of the largest virtual private networks in Europe, is using Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to accelerate internet content for NHS users. N3 forms a vital part of the NHS National Programme for IT.

Blue Coat said N3 is benefiting from bandwidth savings of around 30%, which has enabled a greater return on the investment in the network infrastructure.

The N3 operations centre routes internet traffic to and from health care provider offices and primary care trust groups through its internet gateway.

Blue Coat ProxySG appliances are deployed in-line at this primary gateway to speed content delivery and decrease bandwidth consumption.

The N3 internet gateway has a current capacity of 1gbps, but it is expected to scale to 2.5gbps as demand increases.


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