UCLA HealthSystem

Engineering expertise represented NIL in the best possible light

On behalf of my engineering staff I would like to express appreciation for UCLA HS optical backbone equipment installation, which was completed by your engineer, Mr. Grega Modrijan.

As with any projects, unexpected issues sometimes occurred and presented themselves as a challenge in project success. Unfortunately, this past week showed no exception. To our admiration, Grega was able to resolve these hurdles with persistence, dedication and strong work ethic. His professional attitude represented NIL in the best possible light. The ONS installation project that Grega helped achieve is part of UCLA HS infrastructure upgrade. It provides us backbone diversity and mitigates risk of failure on our end of life aging backbones. It was a milestone for UCLA healthcare towards a more resilient, scalable, and robust infrastructure. Grega has shown us he is a stellar professional not only with his expertise in the Cisco ONS system but also with communicating and transferring his knowledge to our staff.

Mr. Stojan Rančić is another veteran engineer that we work with and have great respect for. During one of Stojan’s stays at UCLA, just before he had to leave for the airport, we received news that there was an issue with the Internet connectivity at one of our networks. It was quickly determined that there was a problem between the firewall and the external switch at the data center. Thanks to Stojan’s quick and expert intervention the issue was resolved within minutes and the connectivity was re-established, allowing users to access the Internet services once again. Stojan once again proved his expertise and ability to think and act fast, which are all the qualities of a world-class consultant and engineer. Overall, we have enjoyed a great working relationship with your staff.

I want to thank both of your engineers that have contributed to our efforts to renovate and redesign our network systems. We hope to achieve more great things together with your assistance for the upcoming internet migration.

IChen Lee, Senior Manager, IT Network Services


Project Information

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from Los Angeles, USA, was redesigning their network infrastructure. NIL assisted them with upgrading their optical DWDM network (performed by Grega Modrijan) and with migration of legacy firewalls to Cisco ASA 5585 (performed by Stojan Rančić).

About the client

Founded in 1955, UCLA Medical Center became Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008, reopening in a new 10-story structure (eight above ground) that takes hospital design to a new level. The latest medical advances are provided in a welcoming environment that is filled with light and open spaces to enhance a sense of wellness and promote healing.

Situated on four acres on the UCLA campus in West Los Angeles, the hospital encompasses Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.