HMH will use EdgeNet for low latency, secure, high-speed internet access offered by NJEdge, New Jersey’s nonprofit research and education network and technology solutions center.
The connections provided by EdgeNet, will take the majority of HMH’s traffic off the commodity internet – thereby improving speed, reliability, availability and network performance on Internet2, a not-for-profit United States computer-networking consortium led by members from the research and education communities, industry and government.
“Partnering with NJEdge allows Hackensack Meridian Health to reach for new big data opportunities,” said David Reis, executive vice president, chief information officer of HMH, in a statement. “I’m excited to bring Internet2 to Hackensack Meridian Health, which provides us new possibilities for collaborative research. Being on Internet2 demonstrates that Hackensack Meridian Health and research innovation go hand-in-hand.”
HMH’s presence on Internet2 will provide the capability to collaborate on and participate in research grants including those from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“We’re excited to work with New Jersey’s largest health network and provide a connection to the nationwide research community via EdgeNet,” said Samuel Conn, president and chief executive officer of NJEdge. “By connecting Hackensack Meridian Health to Internet2 and a growing collaborative research infrastructure, we’re working to advance the cause of scientific discovery in the state and stake a claim as leaders in the research space,” Conn said.
This new program is designed to create a level playing field for university researchers who need high-speed networking resources in order to collaborate with their colleagues, according to HMH.
All parts of the HMH network will benefit from the high-speed access from the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University to the John Theurer Cancer Center.
“This high-speed, low latency peering capability brings top tier research network services to Hackensack Meridian Health that we will benefit from now and well into the future,” Reis said.