British Cloud Provider UKCloud Launches Healthcare Division
12 May 2017
British cloud provider UKCloud Ltd. (UKCloud) has announced it has launched a new ‘healthcare’ division. UKCloud, which has headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom, is a G-Cloud member and previously catered exclusively to public sector organisations. The company’s mission is to help customers “gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured cloud platform” and by offering a range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. The company’s new healthcare division aims to mirror the success of its public sector activity.
The new division, UKCloud Health, will cater to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) but also provide services for private organisations in related industries. It offers an “open, collaborative and UK sovereign public cloud platform specifically to the healthcare industry”. Alongside health, the service targets organisations in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, and has launched against a backdrop of increasing concern across the UK regarding data security in the health arena. The company is working with its dedicated partners to offer “industry leading expertise” to ensure the privacy of Patient Identifiable Data. 39 companies are already on the HIPAA-compliant platform.
“To date, we’ve focused on developing a unique cloud platform exclusively to meet the needs of the UK public sector, with great success,” explained UKCloud’s CEO Simon Hansford. “We’re now looking to replicate our business model with a new division exclusively focused on the healthcare sector, where cloud adoption rates are typically impeded by a host of different challenges.”
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