Veritas Announces Support for AWS for Health Initiative

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Veritas Technologies, a global leader in enterprise data protection, announced support for the AWS for Health initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate cloud adoption within healthcare.

AWS for Health is an initiative featuring services and solutions from AWS and its Partners, built specifically for healthcare, biopharma and genomics customers. The initiative makes it easier for health customers to select the right tools and partners for their highest-priority workloads. For customers looking to accelerate deployments with solution-specific support, AWS for Health also identifies dedicated AWS health industry specialists, AWS Professional Services teams and leading AWS Partners in each solution area.

As healthcare organizations focused on the COVID-19 national health emergency, many looked for ways to become more agile and scale to reach more patients in need of care. Organizations learned that traditional procurement cycles of buying, provisioning and deploying technology did not move fast enough. Expanded patient access for remote testing centers and then vaccine centers had to be brought online much faster than the several months it would typically take to install on-premises technology. This was further exacerbated in areas that needed surge capacity to support growing inpatient populations. Thousands of caregivers had to switch to work from home overnight and telemedicine quickly scaled to treat millions of patients that may have otherwise not received critical care. For an industry that is governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and patient privacy, this was no easy task.

Veritas worked in collaboration with AWS to support the healthcare industry. Veritas enabled healthcare organizations to easily move applications to the cloud with confidence. By running on AWS, Veritas enabled hospitals to rapidly scale and securely spin up surge capacity on demand. This allowed healthcare organizations to provide the necessary access to clinical systems for both remote workers and testing facilities. Recognizing the telehealth challenges experienced by healthcare organizations such as hospitals and doctor offices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Veritas adapted Enterprise Vault, its proven compliance and classification technology that runs on AWS, to help provide supervision and compliance offerings. This helped healthcare customers ensure that their remote workers were following clinical protocols and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for virtual patient interactions, which changed on a daily basis throughout the pandemic.

By leveraging the cloud, Veritas helps make telehealth a sustainable practice, ensuring patient experience quality and satisfaction, treatment protocol compliance and the security of protected health information as required by HIPAA. Using the breadth and depth of AWS services, Veritas enables customers to solve data management challenges across use cases including archiving (Veritas Enterprise Vault); application resiliency (Veritas InfoScale); and backup, migration and disaster recovery (Veritas NetBackup and Veritas Resiliency Platform).

With the most recent version of Veritas NetBackup, customers can backup data to write once read many (WORM) storage on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with support for Amazon S3 Object Lock. This enables healthcare customers to extend data immutability from their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud at petabyte scale for delivering ransomware protection and remediation while minimizing disruption and meeting regulatory requirements.

“AWS has demonstrated a commitment to healthcare and worked with Veritas to support this industry when it needed our help the most,” said Rick Bryant, Healthcare CTO for Veritas. “It is not often that we can tie our solutions directly to helping the country fight something as important as COVID-19, so we are proud to stand with AWS to support healthcare organizations solve its toughest data management challenges across backup, disaster recovery, migration, archiving and application resiliency use cases.”

For more information about the Veritas telehealth offering and Veritas solutions with AWS, please see:

  • www.veritas.com/solution/healthcare
  • aws.amazon.com/blogs/industries/securing-telehealths-future-with-veritas-and-aws/
  • www.veritas.com/aws

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