Secure Nimble-to-Nimble replication – from customers’ on-premises Nimble Storage flash arrays to Evolve IP’s cloud-based Nimble flash arrays – offers volume-level replication, which allows migration of production workloads, and backup and recovery capabilities in the cloud. This allows customers to move services to the cloud or strengthen their business continuity plans without the need to invest in additional on-premises storage arrays.
The Evolve IP cloud also 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.
A key business driver for this partnership is that healthcare organizations’ demand for secure, HIPAA-compliant cloud services is at an all-time high. In fact, a recent Evolve IP survey of over 180 healthcare executives and IT leaders revealed that more than 80 percent of firms plan to move new or additional services to the cloud within the next three years. Meanwhile, fewer than four in 10 firms noted they had implemented a cloud solution on their own versus using a third-party provider.
“Healthcare organizations are in the midst of a massive IT transformation to capitalize on the benefits of cloud-based services,” said David 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.”