ClearDATA, a leading healthcare cloud, security and compliance expert, announced its Kubernetes solution for healthcare and life sciences organizations across multiple cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Integrated into ClearDATA’s Compliance Dashboard, healthcare organizations can leverage Kubernetes to enable the use of cutting-edge container technology while viewing the state of compliance against HIPAA, GxP, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other common standards and regulations. In addition to improving scalability and efficiency, the new offering promises healthcare developers a secure way to develop, deploy and scale applications while minimizing risk.
“While containers are not new, having a fully-managed way of deploying compliant containers in the cloud using Kubernetes is groundbreaking and we are excited for healthcare organizations to take advantage of this game-changing technology,” said Matt Ferrari, ClearDATA Chief Technology Officer. “With ClearDATA’s newest solution, healthcare organizations can harness the capabilities of Kubernetes without having to worry about the security risks associated with open source, public hosted environments, thereby making healthcare delivery faster and more effective.”
With the new Kubernetes offering, ClearDATA solves one of the largest challenges in healthcare IT around time-to-deployment. Using ClearDATA’s Automated Safeguards for Kubernetes, healthcare organizations have access to the container orchestration to dynamically deploy new containers on demand, monitor the health of each container for threats and seamlessly roll back faulty application updates to a previous version, avoid system-wide downtime and ensure secure continuous access to patient data.
Benefits of Kubernetes for Healthcare and Life Sciences
“At CareCloud, we look to bring the best of cloud technologies across multiple service providers in a way that is seamless for our users while ensuring compliance objectives are met across the board. ClearDATA’s Kubernetes offering allows my team to work with the container of the future across multiple clouds,” said Bill McIver, VP Technical Operations, CareCloud and ClearDATA customer. “This lets us be strategic when architecting our services, performance and pricing across cloud platforms. It also assures us that we have continuous round the clock support and expertise from ClearDATA, which allows us to focus on delivering providers and patients with the best possible healthcare technology solutions. We’re excited about Kubernetes – it’s efficient, fast and easy, and with ClearDATA, it’s secure.”
Like CareCloud, many in healthcare are moving to containerized apps. According to Gartner Research, more than 50 percent of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production by 2020, up from less than 20 percent today. Using ClearDATA’s multi-cloud Kubernetes solution provides key benefits for healthcare organizations in the public cloud including:
- Improved deployment, agility and efficiency to save time and avoid reconfiguration while staying within regulatory frameworks.
- Reduced risk of exposed patient data while taking advantage of Kubernetes’ increasingly rich landscape for innovation.
- Increased cost savings and automation drives efficiency and speeds time to market.
- Deep healthcare expertise and protection including HITRUST certification, a comprehensive Business Associate Agreement (BAA), a compliance dashboard with real time auditable data visualizations and superior compliance legal protection. ClearDATA’s cloud-certified team of experts assist as part of each customer’s 24/7 support staff.