OnRamp, an Austin, Texas-based hosting provider operating multiple SSAE16/AICPA SOC 2 Type 2 data centers, has announced the launch of its purpose-built, HITRUST-certified virtual private cloud (VPC) built on OpenStack open-source software.
OnRamp’s on-demand HITRUST Virtual Private Cloud would help organizations remain agile and improve their compliance posture. It would offer the ease of use of a public cloud – including capabilities like utility billing and self-service provisioning – with the security of a private cloud.
“OnRamp’s Virtual Private Cloud allows IT teams and DevOps to quickly meet market demands by deploying highly elastic environments that are secured to HITRUST standards,” said Toby Owen, VP of Product, OnRamp. “We built unique features into the product that solve common cloud challenges.”
Users can use capped resource usage, eliminate vendor lock-in through open-source APIs, and deploy even the most sensitive workloads with secured volume encryption. The virtual private cloud delivers a an isolated environment that lets users retain control of your private networks, virtual machines, and storage, without the need for them to manage the infrastructure. And they can apply and maintain security settings for their entire environment with a dynamic policy engine.
“In a landscape of growing threats and increasing fines for non-compliance, it’s exciting to see OnRamp extend OpenStack’s use to meet healthcare security and compliance needs,” said Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “One of our themes at the 2017 OpenStack Summit in Boston was the triad of cost, compliance, and capability. OnRamp’s VPC is a great example of how the community is moving OpenStack software into use cases that highlight those three Cs.”
Concurrent to the product launch, the company achieved its Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Certification. HITRUST CSF is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry, employing controls from several major security and standards bodies – HIPAA, PCI, ISO, NIST and others – to protect confidential data and critical assets.
“Launching our HITRUST-certified Virtual Private Cloud is just one of the ways OnRamp demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ needs for security, compliance and flexibility,” said Lucas Braun, CEO of OnRamp. “We implement regimented processes and secure our facilities to meet stringent standards, and in turn, are able to share those benefits with our customers. OnRamp customers gain peace of mind knowing that all their systems, from their development environment to their mission critical apps, are supported by OnRamp’s systematic administrative, technical, logical and physical safeguards.”