Avon and Wiltshire – Mental Health Partnership Trust

The Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides highquality mental healthcare services to circa. 6,500 patients, who are served by 4,500 staff, and have an annual budget of £200m p.a. It has 55 branch hospitals across the five counties of Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Bristol.

The Challenge
The Solution

Huawei’s solution assisted the AWP in building an ultra-high performance cloud data center, a comprehensive solution that included all the network devices, the virtualization platform, and servers, to provide high performance at each layer that can be managed uniformly.

The Results

It accelerated service provisioning, and provides unified O&M to simplify network management and maintenance, all of which help to lower the TCO of the AWP network.

Core switch multiplexing reduced hardware investment – VS technology virtualizes one physical device into multiple logical or virtual systems. Each VS is configured, managed, maintained, and runs like an independent device on the physical device.

AWP deploys different services in different VSs on the core switches, enhancing network reliability and security. The 1:N virtualization technology reduces cost of hardware and greatly improves utilisation of network resources.

The Benefits


“By choosing the Huawei ICT Infrastructure products, we were able to rapidly evaluate, select and implement our new ICT infrastructure, delivering new services to our clinicians, and in turn our patients, and new partners. The project was implemented far sooner than we previously anticipated, delivering considerable savings on the projections made at the start of our strategy planning and budgeting process.”

Avon and Wilshire Mental Health Partnership Trust | Healthcare


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