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Orion Health goes for HP converged cloud

Orion Health goes for HP converged cloud

Costs, security, faster processes and time to market are key drivers for the move, says chief technical architect Paul Cunningham

Orion Health has selected HP's converged cloud to support its global managed health services.

Paul Cunningham, chief technical architect at Orion Health, says costs, security, faster processes and time to market are key drivers for the move.

The New Zealand company provides health information exchange (HIE), electronic records and healthcare integration systems in more than 35 countries.

HP will provide a scalable and secure virtual infrastructure based on its Cloud System Matrix, an infrastructure-as-a-service for private and hybrid cloud environments.

The HP CloudSystem Matrix will help maintain compliance and regulatory requirements by hosting sensitive and private data on-site in a secure environment.

It will also lower administration costs by allowing individual administrators to manage both virtual and physical resources with the same set of tools.

Cunningham says among the benefits are the ability of staff to use cloud services in their day to day operations and automate processes to eliminate chances of human error.

“We did a lot of planning,” says Cunningham on what worked for them during the transition. “The market is moving very quickly, I wish we had done it a bit earlier.”

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