Salisbury NHS Trust plots private cloud move as part of £2.5m network refresh

Written by Sam Trendall on 22 August 2017 in News

Replacement technology required as many parts of existing infrastructure reach end of life next year

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust seems set to adopt a private cloud model as part of a £2.5m infrastructure refresh.

The trust is seeking an IT services provider to “replace its current network architecture and infrastructure”. The project is scheduled to begin on 1 November, “as many key components” of the existing computing estate enter end-of-life status next year, the trust said. 

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The contract will last five years Leeds and York NHS trust to create electronic patient records system with seven-year project worth up to £5mand its estimated worth is pegged at £2.5m. The trust said that it has externally reviewed its incumbent set-up and how best to replace it.

“Following an independent assessment of the trust's options, the trust has produced details of the current infrastructure,” it said. “However, the potential establishment of a private cloud appears to be the most viable option, given the limited geographical connectivity, applications compatibility, and financial resources available.”


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