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Node4 partners with DIS to bring scalability and security to rapidly growing Drive DeVilbiss

Paul Bryce

CCO at Node4

Network provider bolsters its IT offering with Node4’s cloud, colocation, connectivity and collaboration solutions

Data Installation & Supplies Ltd (DIS) and Node4 are providing Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare with a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Private cloud WAN solution; a highly scalable network that can easily add or remove sites or circuits depending on the company needs. Drive DeVilbiss is one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of durable medical products in the world today, and it turned to DIS when it could no longer sustain the growth of the company.

Through an acquisition, the company has grown rapidly and has shown no signs of stopping, and so needed a technology provider that can support business growth with full visibility, scalability and security. As the data circuits connect into a central ‘cloud’ rather than to a specific site, the network is more flexible and resilient than using site-to-site leased lines or virtual private networks (VPNs). This MPLS Private cloud solution from DIS and Node4 links everyone onto a high speed and reliable MPLS core, which grows in line with Drive DeVilbiss business needs and ambition.

“I like that we have the ability to monitor what is going through and what is coming in. It’s so much better at meeting our technology needs and easier to manage than the offerings we’ve had previously,” commented Mathew Holmes, UK IT Infrastructure Manager at Drive DeVilbiss.

After a successful deployment, the IT staff at Drive DeVilbiss have benefited hugely from increased ease of management, and the high-availability of the solution, allowing them to focus on driving forward with more strategic digital aspirations. The team can now connect into a secure network from any site and at any time with a centrally managed internet breakout, instead of from each site, which makes it a lot easier to manage and monitor than their previous setup. With MPLS, Drive DeVilbiss can keep one eye on their network whenever they need to, with statistics, email updates and online monitoring views. They also have support available 24/7 in a package which suits them.

Adam Foster, Technical Director at DIS, stated: “Our working relationship with Node4 is different to other providers we’ve worked with, because it is completely personal. Thanks to Node4’s relationships within the channel, we can work through them and be safe in the knowledge that we will deal with a real person, rather than being stuck on the phone with an automated assistant.”

From 2016 to 2018 Node4 and DIS increased joint sales by over 500%. In 2019, these sales grew another 30%. This demonstrates just how successful this partnership has become in recent years, and this impressive year-on-year growth is set to continue well into the future.

You can find more information about how Drive DeVilbiss benefits from the partnership between Node4 and DIS by watching the video case study here.