The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is only becoming more critical in delivering patient care services and improving outcomes.  As a leading provider of the EHR, Epic Systems (Epic) supports a growing number of hospital systems and integrated health networks striving for innovative delivery of mission-critical systems. 

However, legacy methods of running Epic on-premises present a significant operational burden for healthcare providers. Implementing, maintaining, and scaling the solution can be slow, complicated, and costly. Furthermore, supporting Epic Honor Roll requirements, purchasing cycles, and disaster recovery places heavy demands on staff time, and recruiting, training, and retaining IT professionals can prove difficult.

The good news is that health systems now have options for managing their Epic solution, thanks to advancements in hybrid multicloud and integrated support services. In this article, discover how HPE GreenLake for EHR can help healthcare organizations simplify and overcome common challenges to achieve a more cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable solution.

The benefits of hybrid multicloud in healthcare

When it comes to cloud adoption, the healthcare industry has been slow to relinquish the traditional on-premises data center due to strict regulatory and security requirements and concerns around interoperability and data integration.

But as with many industries, the global pandemic served as a cloud accelerant. Increasingly, healthcare providers are embracing cloud services to leverage advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics, fueling emerging trends such as tele-healthcare, connected medical devices, and precision medicine. Flexible, hybrid multicloud service models enable healthcare providers to run mission-critical workloads anywhere, from on-premises to colos to all hyperscalers, moving data securely from edge to cloud.

In fact, in a recent survey, 90% of respondents agreed that hybrid multicloud provides an optimal solution for meeting the healthcare industry’s unique challenges. Hybrid multicloud delivers benefits such as:

Enhanced clinical operations, including tighter EHR system integration and improved access to integrated technology, a variety of cloud options, and software management service options.Enterprise-level standardization, simplifying the cloud experience, unifying systems under a common framework, and lowering the total cost of ownership.IT modernization and the ability to rapidly adopt new and emerging platforms during the contract term.Improved compliance across the hybrid cloud ecosystem.Business resiliency, including greater access to consumption-based infrastructure, disaster recovery, and business continuity services.Greater agility to embrace innovation and disruption and respond quickly to business opportunities.Increased sustainability, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

HPE GreenLake for EHR delivers private and public cloud options

That brings us to HPE GreenLake for EHR, which couples Epic software management with infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) for a complete, end-to-end managed solution. HPE GreenLake for EHR integrates with both private and public clouds to ease healthcare providers’ operational burden and deliver a highly secure, scalable, pay-as-you-go service.

From a design standpoint, HPE GreenLake for EHR is HIPAA and Target Platform compliant, helping a health system achieve Honor Roll and supporting Epic Enterprise and Community Connect accreditation. It is cloud-enabled to access Azure and AWS and can support both colocation centers and on-premises data centers while leveraging existing licensing agreements.

Furthermore, HPE GreenLake for EHR streamlines the addition of services through a single portal and enables deep data insights. It builds a foundation for healthcare organizations to support rapidly emerging requirements, innovate faster, and launch health system initiatives more quickly. It also helps optimize spending and lower risk while increasing patient satisfaction.

Finally, HPE eases the strain on IT staff by providing a dedicated team that designs, installs, and supports all technology aspects of Epic, including storage, network, and compute. Service components include:

Advise and optimize

Epic technology best practicesInfrastructure and security optimizationCompliance managementContinuous improvement


Patching and updates for the Epic infrastructure, associated software, application, and securityPerformance and capacity management


Incident management and problem resolutionEffect changes on listed resolutions


Automated alertingTriage24×7 surveillance

Contact GDT to learn more about HPE GreenLake for EHR

HPE and Epic have a long history of collaboration and excellence. In fact, 65% of Epic customers rely on HPE infrastructure. As a trusted solutions provider and HPE partner, GDT can support your organization’s implementation of HPE GreenLake for EHR from start to finish, accelerating solution time to value and freeing up your staff to focus on healthcare innovation and improved patient outcomes.

Contact the experts at GDT today to discover how your healthcare organization can benefit from HPE GreenLake for EHR.

Multi Cloud

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is in talks to acquire cloud computing firm Nutanix, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, quoting sources familiar with the matter. 

The deal between the two companies could be mutually benefitial according to experts.

Nutanix offers its customers an open, software-defined hybrid cloud platform. HPE, on the other hand, calls itself an edge-to-cloud company that helps customers protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications from anywhere. 

“The two companies have a symbiotic and competitive relationship. It is symbiotic because when Nutanix goes to the market to sell the HCI products, it sometimes uses HP servers to package the HCI deal,” said Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research. “At the same time, HPE has a portfolio called SimpliVity, which is hyper-competitive with Nutanix.”

In recent months, there have been talks on and off between the two companies, the Bloomberg report said.   

Nutanix is valued at over $6.5 billion

As of Wednesday, Nutanix had a market capitalization of about $6.5 billion, while HPE was worth over three times of that at $21.6 billion.

For the financial year 2022, Nutanix posted revenue of $1.6 billion while HPE revenue stood tall at $28.5 billion. 

“The enterprise software business is a scale business, a big boys’ play. So, Nutanix will either have to acquire firms and get to the next level of scale or they will have to consider an option of getting acquired from other firms,” said Pareekh Jain, CEO at Pareekh Consulting.

In October, Nutanix was reportedly exploring sale opportunities after receiving a takeover interest.  

“HPE has more than 100,000 customers, over five times the size of Nutanix customer base. From HPE’s perspective, they will get a growth portfolio which they can cross-sell to their customers, and Nutanix will get to work with a larger customer base of the HP group,” Jain said. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for cloud computing firms surged as businesses had to speed up the process of their digital offerings. Spending on cloud services in 2022 has been $490.3 billion, according to Gartner, and is expected to reach nearly $600 billion by next year, growing at over 20% year-on-year.  

HPE has a large legacy portfolio, while Nutanix has a growth portfolio with more software solutions, Jain said. “HPE wants to get into high-growth areas of cloud software, so Nutanix is the right fit for them. Nutanix can help HPE accelerate the transformation into new cloud services.” 

Customers might have to pay more for cloud services

While the deal with Nutanix, HPE could have a twin advantage—lower operational costs, and a higher potential to charge more for its cloud services.

HPE currently uses Microsoft or VMware for the virtualization platform. If they use the Nutanix platform, the licensing cost can benefit HPE directly, Gogia said.

Customers on the other hand can expect higher pricing post the acquisition as HPE will get a more dominant market share, allowing them to command higher pricing, Gogia said. “While the deal can give customers better support from the companies, they can also expect higher pricing. As seen in the past, after the company has been acquired the licensing cost and pricing overall go north in the range of 20% to 30%.”

Mergers and Acquisitions

Companies are angling for the pay-per-use pricing, scalability, and flexibility advantages of public cloud, yet not every application or workload is a fit for the paradigm. Enter the Advizex/HPE GreenLake partnership, which tackles hybrid IT challenges by replicating the cloud experience wherever workloads are running and without the typical operational complexities.

With the HPE GreenLake platform, customers don’t have to make a wholesale commitment to public cloud or invest in costly on-premises infrastructure. Instead, they gain a consistent simplified hybrid cloud experience wherever applications and workloads reside: in a data center, at the edge, in colocation facilities, or in a public cloud. HPE and Advizex deliver the benefits of both worlds, enabling businesses to scale faster, hit digital transformation targets quicker, achieve better economics, and simplify IT.

“Companies don’t want to spend capital — they want to manage resources based on OpEx and manage that OpEx tightly,” explains Joe VanPatten, vice president of cloud consumption for Advizex, a longtime partner of HPE. “It’s a great time for customers to reduce up-front capital outlay and using a solution like HPE GreenLake lets them consume hardware as they need it, gaining more of it as they need to grow.”

The HPE GreenLake platform affords companies the pay-per-use economics of public cloud based on actual metered usage, providing full visibility across the entire IT estate through a single unified portal. Integrated consumption analytics manages usage and IT spend against reserved capacity, predicting spikes and automating capacity planning, based on historical usage and trends.

HPE GreenLake can be provisioned quickly with preconfigured blueprints or, alternatively, can be customized easily. Advizex offers an array of managed services for organizations that want to free up internal IT from routine maintenance and operations work so it can concentrate on higher-value business initiatives.

Advizex and HPE have a 30-year history of helping customers achieve their IT modernization and digital transformation goals across multiple industry segments. Bolstered by more than 100 HPE certifications, the Advizex team has a proven track record of introducing HPE technologies to market.

Still, the integrator takes an agnostic approach, working with customers through planning, ordering, installation, and launch to bring in the relevant platforms and services that will enhance the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform and consumption model. Advizex advisers help clients understand their business needs; facilitate alignment among stakeholders; and develop a complete solution, including building a strong business case.

“As a partner that’s agnostic about products, we don’t talk about the OEM — we talk about consumption and infrastructure as a service,” Van Patten explains. “We pick a portfolio of products that can be bundled together in a way that’s most valuable to our customers.”

W.R. Grace & Co., a $2 billion global specialty chemical manufacturing company, is one of those customers. It turned to Advizex and HPE GreenLake to modernize its IT infrastructure in the face of pandemic challenges, to harmonize systems and processes from past mergers and acquisitions and to enable a more agile response to customers’ needs. The shift to HPE GreenLake made it easy to scale workloads up and down and enabled IT to deliver for business users in minutes rather than months, according to Srini Vanga, W.R. Grace’s vice president and head of IT.

The journey to cloud can be confusing and complex, but with the right Advizex and HPE GreenLake road map, organizations can anticipate a much smoother path to hybrid IT.

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