The cloud is supposed to streamline operations and reduce costs for businesses, but many healthcare organizations are learning that the cloud can be complex and challenging too.

For this reason, Gartner just released a new report that helps to clarify the current challenges, industry trends and notable players in the cloud market for healthcare organizations.

The report, titled “Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers to Healthcare Delivery Organizations,” offers IT strategy recommendations and projections for the industry’s future.

In the report, Gartner explains that the cloud is becoming increasingly important to healthcare providers because of the pressures these companies are facing with regulatory requirements, the need to be responsive to market changes, and to control and reduce costs.

Webair, a high-touch, agile cloud and fully-managed infrastructure service provider, was identified in the report as a Representative Vendor in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)/ Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) category.

Webair offers fully-managed and HIPAA-HITECH compliant private, public and hybrid cloud services for healthcare customers, all of which are backed by comprehensive SLAs and white glove service. They provide the agility and security of an on-premise solution, but with the ease of a fully-managed outsourced solution.

“Many things make Webair’s healthcare cloud solutions unique,” explained Michael C. Orza, President and CEO of Webair. “In addition to being one of the few Cloud Service Providers that signs comprehensive Business Associate Agreements, the main advantage for healthcare providers is that they don’t have to sacrifice security to benefit from the cloud. By directly connecting to on-premise networks, Webair customers can consume SLA and contract-backed cloud solutions as if they were on-premise, deployed in a way that never touches the internet.  They can also maintain control of sensitive data in-house, while expanding computing capacity, achieving scale and realizing cost savings.”

One of the great advantages about Webair is that the company consolidates security and accountability into a single provider. In doing so, Webair’s dedicated healthcare support team is able to take complete ownership and responsibility for all layers of customers’ private cloud and IT infrastructure. Plus, Webair offers customers a HIPAA Compliance Specialist who is responsible for overseeing the proper implementation of managed infrastructure in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

Other offerings from Webair include:

  • At-rest and in-transit data encryption, for compliance and protection against data breaches and unauthorized access.
  • Enterprise-class healthcare Disaster Recovery that addresses HIPAA security requirements for protecting electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and enables instant recovery from Ransomware attacks. It also guarantees the availability of mission-critical applications.
  • Secure access to other fully managed services available within Webair’s data centers in Montréal, Los Angeles, New York and Amsterdam. These services include colocation, cloud storage, managed security and more via direct, private network connectivity.

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