Carilion Clinic

SteelHead saves non-profit health care service million per year in network costs to spend on patient care
Doctors see the report on their iPads.


  • Reduce IT costs to maximize resources available for patient care
  • Improve performance at rural locations with only 10 mbps circuits available
  • Increase the speed of daily data replication


  • Nearly $1 million saved annually
  • Faster patient care through speedier access to PACS and EPIC
  • WAN optimization averaging 40% data reduction, 2X capacity increase overall
  • 24-hour data replication reduced to 3 to 4 hours


Carilion Clinic is a non-profit health care organization consisting of seven hospitals along with a number of out patient care centers. Headquartered in Roanoke, VA, Carilion provides health care to nearly one million patients throughout southwest Virginia.

The outstanding quality of Carilion’s health care service is proven by the many awards and certifications won annually by its various hospitals and care centers. Carilion has been recognized in categories such as the “Top 10 Hospitals in Virginia” by U.S. News and World Report, the Beacon Award for Excellence in coronary critical care, the Community Benefit Award, the “Top 100 for hip and knee replacement” and many more.

Carilion has primary and secondary data centers in Roanoke, VA. Centralized in the primary data center are mission-critical applications such as a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) application from AGFA, which is used for radiological services, and EPIC, an electronic medical records (EMR) application that is delivered via Citrix.



We’re a non-profit, so any money we do make we put back into the organization to deliver services to our patients. Riverbed has helped us reduce our operating costs so we can take the money we would have spent on bandwidth and put it back into services for the community.

Mike Smith

Carilion Clinic

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Roanoke, North America


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