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Nuffield Health opts for cloud-based infrastructure

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Nuffield Health opts for cloud-based infrastructure1

IT | Kirsty Weakley | 11 Jun 2012

Nuffield Health will make the move a cloud-based IT platform, which it expects to be more flexible and resilient than its current system, this year.

The UK’s largest charity has chosen a converged infrastructure approach from HP using the HP CloudSystem and HP Storage Solutions to manage services centrally, which should save time, money and minimise future disruption.

It will be implemented across the charity’s 300 UK facilities, which include fitness centres, hospitals and medical centres in stages, starting with the most critical systems.

Claire Myerson, chief information officer at Nuffield Health, said: “Our IT environment is constantly evolving as the organisation grows, and we need a flexible, scalable platform to help us achieve our goals.”

The IT team will be able to allocate resources deliver new applications or infrastructure faster than before and the team will no longer have carry out manual administration tasks. The flexible storage solution also means that Nuffield will only pay for the disc capacity it uses as it uses it.


 

 

 

Alex McLachlan
Senior Consultant
IndigoBlue
11 Jun 2012

Our experience is that using cloud-based services can help make significant savings for not-for-profits organisations (as well as commercial organisations).

It is important to consider fully the detailed implications though. Whilst it is common practice to have websites hosted or cloud-based, it is not always possible to move donor systems or membership systems into the cloud.

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