Scalability, reliability, and redundancy appeal to IT personnel dealing with healthcare mandates in the long-term care industry
Dallas, TX (May 30, 2013) –Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (:CONE, news) is pleased to announce its data center facilities were selected by Prelude Services, which provides information technology (IT) services for senior living and long-term-care organizations.
Prelude Services has been servicing senior living, long-term care, and home- and community-based organizations for more than 15 years. With the rise of electronic health records (EHR) and mandates surrounding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, organizations need uninterrupted access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). Prelude Services’ expertise in this area, along with its consulting and risk assessment services, provides clients with a bulletproof approach to IT management and security. Organizations are better able to understand their legal and financial exposure, mitigating areas of risk due to potential noncompliance with governmental mandates.
“Prelude Services is bringing our current and future senior-living clients IT systems supported by exceptionally high levels of scalability, reliability, and redundancy,” said Joe Traynor, director of sales and marketing at Prelude Services. “We chose CyrusOne and its Hamilton, Ohio, location due to the redundancy built into their facility for power, cooling, and connectivity, as well as their proven track record of availability and uptime. With our selection of the CyrusOne facilities, we will be better able to give our clients uninterrupted access to their critical business applications and the data needed to provide the quality care they give to their clients. We know CyrusOne will help us stay on the cutting edge of technology and systems management, which will immensely benefit our healthcare clients.”
CyrusOne’s ability to satisfy its customers is supported by the exceptional responsiveness and full transparency ingrained in its culture. Its delivery platform enables application of industry best practices and provides customers with self-service, reporting, and overall IT environment management. CyrusOne offers flexible, scalable solutions with the top-tier availability that growing businesses need—all supported by available 100 percent uptime service-level agreements. The Hamilton data center is located 30 miles north of downtown Cincinnati and is used for production colocation, backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
“CyrusOne’s data centers are located where our customers want to be,” said Tesh Durvasula, Chief Commercial Officer, CyrusOne. “Cincinnati is located in the center of a hub, and the 83,000-square-foot
Hamilton colocated data center will provide exceptional facility uptime for Prelude Services to host their applications and networks. The site has 4.8 megawatts of total available power, with up to 100 watts per square foot from dedicated primary circuits, ensuring availability and connectivity. With scalability as a focal point, we offer multiple levels of redundancy available within the same footprint.”
Best-in-Class Facilities and Interconnectivity
CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise data center colocation, engineering facilities with the highest power redundancy (2N architecture), and power-density infrastructure required to deliver excellent availability. Earlier this year, CyrusOne launched in Texas the first statewide Internet Exchange (IX) in the United States, connecting all major sites in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.
The CyrusOne Texas IX also enables customers to connect to their own enterprise-owned facilities and to third-party facilities to seamlessly engage the full ecosystem of business partners, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers, and Ethernet buyers and sellers.
CyrusOne has designed 24 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia that give customers the flexibility and scale to perfectly match their specific growth needs. The data center provider is renowned for exceptional and personalized customer service and for building enduring customer relationships and high customer satisfaction levels. Customers include nine of the global Fortune 20 companies and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000.
About Prelude Services
Since 1998, Prelude Services has provided IT services to more than 200 senior living and community services organizations in 12 states. These services include IT Outsourcing, IT Management, Training, Help Desk, Software Support, Software Hosting, Software Development, Project Management, Consulting, Internet and Telephone Services. The company integrates technology and provides the software tools needed to help manage data so clients can make informed business decisions.
CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 500 customers, including nine of the global Fortune 20 and more than 100 of the Fortune 1000 companies.
CyrusOne's data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne's Internet interconnection platform provides robust connectivity options for enterprises, content, and telecommunications companies. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 24 data centers worldwide.
|Mindy Miller or Lisa McLaughlin
gyro for CyrusOne