Nelson Marlborough DHB onboards Revera IaaS

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board
has signed a multi-year seven-figure deal to
move its core computing systems onto
Revera’s Homeland IaaS Cloud platform.
The DHB has started a transformation
programme that will see the health
provider’s systems, including hundreds
of applications and databases, delivered
from a data centre based in Christchurch.
With several health centres, and hospitals in
Nelson, Wairau, and Murchison serving the
region’s 142,000 residents, Nelson
Marborough DHB’s move to IaaS is
designed to deliver a more robust and
scalable IT platform to support core
applications, collaboration with other DHBs,
and, longer term, a move to digitise patient services.
Patrick Ng, Nelson Marlborough District
Health Board’s General Manager Support
Services, says the move follows a mandate set
by the Department of Internal Affairs that
requires DHBs to adopt IaaS to address ageing
storage infrastructure and end of warranty issues.
“We reviewed a range of IaaS options and
liked Revera’s solution, which also gave us
the opportunity to engage their sister
company, CCL, in the transition process,”
says Mr Ng. “The design met our health
specific requirements in a format that could
be easily adopted by other DHBs in the
South Island Alliance.”
“In our situation IaaS didn’t offer an
immediate financial benefit. However it
provides a range of benefits important to our
strategy, including right-sized investment in
server and storage, improved resiliency, and
keeping our technology current.”
Nelson Marlborough District Health
Board has signed a multi-year seven-figure
deal to move its core computing systems onto
Revera’s Homeland IaaS Cloud platform.
The DHB has started a transformation
programme that will see the health provider’s
systems, including hundreds of applications
and databases, delivered from a data centre
based in Christchurch.
With several health centres, and hospitals in
Nelson, Wairau, and Murchison serving the
region’s 142,000 residents, Nelson
Marborough DHB’s move to IaaS is
designed to deliver a more robust and
scalable IT platform to support core
applications, collaboration with other DHBs,
and, longer term, a move to digitise patient
services.
Patrick Ng, Nelson Marlborough District
Health Board’s General Manager Support
Services, says the move follows a mandate set
by the Department of Internal Affairs that
requires DHBs to adopt IaaS to address
ageing storage infrastructure and end of
warranty issues.
“We reviewed a range of IaaS options and
liked Revera’s solution, which also gave us
the opportunity to engage their sister
company, CCL, in the transition process,”
says Mr Ng. “The design met our health
specific requirements in a format that could
be easily adopted by other DHBs in the
South Island Alliance.”
“In our situation IaaS didn’t offer an
immediate financial benefit. However it
provides a range of benefits important to our
strategy, including right-sized investment in
server and storage, improved resiliency, and
keeping our technology current.”