Shaping Cloud to accelerate digital transformation across healthcare in partnership with UKCloud Health

Shaping Cloud and UKCloud Health have teamed up in a Digital Transformation project to launch ‘Transformation Accelerator’ for the Health sector; providing a powerful combination of multi-cloud and trusted expertise to reduce cost and risk of digitalisation.

Manchester – 30th September 2019 – UKCloud Health, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to powering the Healthcare community, has today announced that it is teaming up with cloud migration specialists, Shaping Cloud, to deliver ‘Transformation Accelerator’, which enables healthcare organisations to access proven multi-cloud strategy expertise alongside flexible multi-cloud technology.

Many organisations in the Health and Care sector will run the same infrastructure and applications to deliver similar services. However, beneath those commonalities, the differences become clear — each organisation’s network, security, storage, hardware refresh cycle, software licensing and, most importantly of all – people, will be at completely different starting positions. The vision for a more tech driven NHS is the right one. Yet the journey to achieve it is challenging; as legacy infrastructure and applications that are not ready for cloud make cloud-first adoption complex for those tasked with delivering it.

‘Transformation Accelerator’ is designed to make it easy for healthcare organisations to address this complexity. Through a comprehensive assessment of existing IT infrastructure, an organisation’s starting position is clearly established, which enables them to confidently plan their transformation. A team of experienced consultants and architects carry out rapid discovery and analysis activities and work with key stakeholders to produce high value outputs including a comprehensive map of existing IT infrastructure, dependencies, services, and associated TCO. These artefacts alongside tailored recommendations will enable organisations to confidently inform and proceed with transformation by harnessing a combination of cloud technologies.

Together, UKCloud Health and Shaping Cloud, address the end-to-end cloud transformation lifecycle, from current & future state modelling, business case & strategy to workload migration, go-live and ongoing optimisation. Transformation Accelerator consists of three key stages – Design, Analysis and Presentation. This proven three-stage process has been used for 26 public-sector strategies over the past 18 months.

Helen Gerling, Managing Director of Shaping Cloud said: “Shaping Cloud are pleased to partner with UKCloud; adding to our secure cloud options for public sector clients and supporting them with public cloud consultancy, migration, and managed service experience and skills.

This partnership builds on our successful co-delivery projects in the sector over the last 12 months. We believe that our partnership will be a powerful combination for public sector digital transformation – uniting our 9+ years’ experience in cloud-first digital solutions for the public sector and UKCloud’s 8+ years’ comprehensive experience in secure multi-cloud services to the public sector.”

UKCloud Health, Director of Cloud, Cleveland Henry said “We are really excited about this new collaboration with Shaping Cloud. Our combined focus and expertise in the health and care space really amplifies the relevance of this offering to the challenges that this sector is facing. Transformation Accelerator provides an easy way for healthcare organisations to plan and deliver their digital transformation and to accelerate their adoption of cloud services whilst reducing cost and risk.”

Transformation Accelerator is designed to help organisations envisage, design and execute the right multi-cloud strategy to make transformation happen. It is available directly and via a range of frameworks including – G-Cloud, NHS Shared Business Service, YPO and Digital Outcomes and Specialists. For more information, please contact: Mark Melvin.


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