Cloud’s wave may soon cover healthcare industry, says Veeam executive
Veeam Software Inc.’s position as a data protection and availability provider for enterprise information technology has provided it with a front-row seat to the cloud revolution. The company experienced 80 percent growth in its cloud business last year, and now Veeam executives are seeing a major movement within the healthcare industry toward cloud adoption.
“More than any other industry, this is a place where the cloud can have a massive impact,” said Paul Mattes (pictured), vice president of the Global Cloud Group at Veeam. “Now there’s more of a willingness to do this.”
Mattes visited the set of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, and spoke with co-hosts Stu Miniman (@stu) and Lisa Martin (@LuccaZara) during the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discussed potential cloud models Veeam is seeing for industries such as healthcare and the significance of recent partnerships with Amazon Web Services Inc. and VMware Inc. (* Disclosure below.)
New patients drive move to cloud
The move toward the cloud by the healthcare industry may be more a function of reaching the inevitable rather than a sudden shift in IT infrastructure design. As a new generation of patients who are well-versed in the always-available world of connected information begins to become active in the healthcare system, they are expecting the same level of access to health-related data.
“There’s an expectation that when I’m in the healthcare system I’ll have access to the same kind of information as my bank account,” said Mattes, who envisioned a time when healthcare administrators and patients will have cloud-connected dashboards with full access to medical information. “There’s a maturity in the IT assets and a willingness to go do it.”
Veeam spent a major part of 2017 building partnerships with large enterprise providers to facilitate moves for healthcare and other industries into a hybrid cloud model. Cisco added Veeam to its Global Price List, and Veeam collaborated with Nutanix Inc. on new availability and support solutions.
The company also partnered with public clouds such as AWS while extending its multicloud workload services with key vendors like VMware, culminating in the largest release in Veeam’s 10-year history this week.
“Customers will be able to use their Veeam infrastructure to provide data protection for those VMware environments on AWS just as they would anywhere else in their data center,” Mattes said.
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of AWS re:Invent. (* Disclosure: Veeam Software Inc.sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Veeam Software nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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