BOSTON, Jan. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, today announced a partnership with MDwise, a nonprofit health maintenance organization focused on providing health coverage to individuals and families located in Indiana. Now, through Actifio and the company's partnership with Online Tech, MDwise has reliable data protection and ten-year data retention that meets regulatory compliance while being user friendly.
Founded in 1994, MDwise is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to more than 350,000 members throughout the state of Indiana, focused on health coverage for Indiana individuals and families. Because MDwise must maintain data records for seven to ten years, they were running regular backups and shipping tapes to physical storage spaces. It was an expensive and time-consuming process. Eventually their backup appliance started to show signs of instability. They also feared data media storage corruption, and data recall ten years in the future seemed uncertain. The difficulties for MDwise extended beyond backup; their entire IT infrastructure was aging.
They needed assurance of a complete and reliable data retention environment that was compliant with federal HIPAA regulations. That meant not only secure data storage, but also an IT partner equipped to provide comprehensive and secure systems for data retrieval, security, and disaster recovery.
MDwise selected Online Tech as their service provider and Actifio to manage and protect their critical data. Operating seven Midwest data centers, Online Tech could provide the secure and compliant enterprise cloud resources that MDwise required. With Actifio, now data backups that once took nearly 24 hours can be completed in minutes. Backup data is deduplicated and compressed and made available directly to MDwise staff through a single console with secure permissions.
"We were managing an unstable environment and jumping through hoops to do it," said John Goerges, Director of IT at MDwise. "Now, it's fast and easy. We save time for our local engineers so they can focus on other, more strategic things. Our archiving costs are much lower. Restore times are immediate, and the native backup format eliminates vendor lock-in."
"MDwise manages an enormous amount of data, and they are constantly needing to produce reports and extracts that comply with state and federal mandates," said Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO of Actifio. "With Actifio and Online Tech, the company is seeing drastic changes in process, helping to transform how they work and do business."
Immediate benefits include:
- All IT resources managed by Online Tech with direct data access through the Actifio console
- Consistent and strategic long-term data retention program
- 30% cost reduction for long-term archiving
- Data restore times reduced from days to minutes
- Eliminated $60,000 in annual maintenance fees
- Full HIPAA regulatory compliance
MDwise has begun to further exploit the Actifio platform's versatility for their application developers, providing direct access for self-service database refresh and smoothing workflow functions to automate development and database testing.
For more information on the partnership, view the case study here.
MDwise is a nonprofit health maintenance organization focused on providing health coverage to Indiana individuals and families. Our mission is to provide access to compassionate, high quality, coordinated health care and education in the communities we serve. MDwise provides health coverage for the following Indiana Health Coverage Programs: Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan. Health coverage is currently provided through these health plans to more than 350,000 members through a broad network of primary medical providers, hospitals, specialists and other providers. For more information, visit MDwise.org.
About Online Tech
Online Tech is the leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and data protection services. Their industry-leading portal, OTPortal™, enables clients to view and manage their of their IT systems in a single pane of glass. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16 EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for businesses seeking a fully managed IT-as-a-service provider. For more information, call 877-740-5028 email [email protected] or visit www.onlinetech.com.
Actifio is the world's leading Data-as-a-Service platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure... as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.
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