Cloud services company Evolve IP has announced a partnership with Nimble Storage that would provide healthcare organizations with an easy way to deploy on-premises Nimble Storage flash arrays, supported by HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-audited hybrid cloud, cloud backup, and disaster recovery solutions from Evolve IP.
The partnership would allow Nimble Storage healthcare customers across the United States to take advantage of Evolve IP’s HIPAA and PCI-compliant cloud communications services, which offer encrypted IP phone systems and hosted call centers.
Evolve IP’s custom-built cloud infrastructure leverages unique technologies and a cloud architecture that provides additional levels of back-up and security, as well as third-party integrations for additional recovery capabilities. Healthcare customers taking advantage of the partnership would be able to leverage a Nimble-centric hybrid cloud environment where protected health information (PHI) can be “securely and seamlessly” moved between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud.
“Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a massive IT transformation to capitalize on the benefits of cloud-based services,” said David M. McCrystal, Healthcare Program Manager, for Evolve IP. “One of the largest needs is for hybrid scenarios where on-premises servers have a secure, offsite environment for running critical applications and performing backup and recovery. Our customers can easily and securely leverage our HIPAA-compliant, HITRUST-audited cloud for both cloud computing and cloud communication needs.”
The Evolve IP cloud protects confidential healthcare data both in transit and at rest providing a HITRUST-audited, HIPAA-compliant environment in which to maintain and manage IT infrastructure. Additionally, the service provides continual data snapshots every 15 minutes with on-premises information backed up to Evolve IP’s geographically diverse, Tier IV data centers.
“Evolve IP’s dedication to the unique demands of the healthcare industry and their relationships with the top agents and resellers in the United States make this partnership an ideal fit for Nimble,” said Gavin Cohen, Vice President of Product and Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage. “We are seeing an increase in healthcare IT leaders seeking hosted environments for hybrid cloud, secure backups, and business continuity assurance. Evolve IP’s Nimble-to-Nimble capability provides a robust, nationwide platform to support our customers’ need to ensure security and compliance as well as rock-solid uptime.”