As a subscriber and valued member of NCTNA, you enjoy a direct connection to MCNC fiber that is exclusive to NCTNA’s health care providers. We say this often when we promote our services, but we feel it is important to explain what this really means.
DIRECT CONNECTION means up AND down speeds are consistent, and the security of this connection is unmatched.
Connections supplied by commercial internet service providers (ISP) are commonly shared by many residences and local businesses including healthcare providers. Also, the business model for many ISPs promotes an oversubscription of connections. This results in substantial degradations in actual connection speeds. Of course, slower internet connections slow down many of your operations too.
NCTNA members’ sites DIRECTLY CONNECT to one another. They also DIRECTLY CONNECT to important NC state sites like NC HealthConnex, the state’s Health Information Exchange, and to major cloud services like Amazon AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure Express Route, and the Google Platform Dedicated InterConnect. In other words, NCTNA effectively provides a statewide intranet, one where all connections are monitored to ensure reasonable traffic and consistent speeds, both up and down. For healthcare providers, who require reliable, consistent broadband speeds, this kind of connection makes all the difference.
For members with multiple sites, NCTNA DIRECT CONNECTION effectively extends your internal network to create an intranet across all your sites. You can securely transfer patient and sensitive administrative information from one site to another without having to rely on the public internet
DIRECT CONNECTION FIBER EMPOWERS NCTNA MEMBERS WITH THE CALIBER OF CONNECTIVITY THAT DRIVES THE BEST CARE BECAUSE IT IS INCREDIBLY FAST, RELIABLE, COST- EFFECTIVE, AND SECURE.
MORE TECHNICAL BENEFITS
OF DIRECT CONNECTION FIBER
Custom “best-fit” design solutions that include engineering and network assessments
Multiple high-capacity geographically diverse connections to Tier 1 commodity Internet providers
Direct Layer 2 access to Amazon AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure Express Route, and Google Platform Dedicated Interconnect
Direct peering with major public cloud providers via high-capacity, geographically diverse peering with the Internet2 Peering Exchange
High-capacity, geographically diverse “On-Net” caching engines from major CDNs and large content providers