Hitachi & UltraLinq Partnership
Stoke Poges, UK – 24th November 2014 – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), has announced that it will be playing an integral role in the UK infrastructure of healthcare technology solution provider, UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions Inc.
US based company, UltraLinq, provides a cloud-based medical image management solution that allows medical exams to be securely uploaded, reviewed, distributed and archived from anywhere users have an Internet connection, allowing them to focus on improving patient care and efficiency. UltraLinq transitioned to the Hitachi Cloud Services infrastructure at the end of 2013 after a meticulous search for a robust enterprise-class infrastructure. The Hitachi solution stood out as the obvious choice to help UltraLinq continue to deliver the highest possible quality of service to its existing customers and provide a scalable platform to support their rapid commercial growth.
UltraLinq relocated their primary data centre from London to a Redcentric data centre in Reading. The data centre has secure N3 network connectivity, a key factor in enabling UltraLinq to tender for NHS contracts. Hitachi Data Systems provided a new solution to support UltraLinq’s critical business applications with the Hitachi Unified Storage platform andHitachi Compute Blade systems, responding via Hitachi Systems in Japan.
“The new Hitachi solution has enabled our business in the UK to provide high performance and scalability. By combining the benefits and flexibility of the UltraLinq platform with the security and expertise of the Hitachi infrastructure, we have positioned ourselves to expand within the UK market with a secure, clinically relevant solution that is cost-effective and simple to implement. The Hitachi solution is delivered as a service to minimize our initial overhead costs and we’re delighted with its simplicity,” said Stephen Farber, CEO of UltraLinq.
“The healthcare market necessitates a highly secure, flexible environment which we were able to deliver with group sister company Hitachi Systems, and we look forward to continuing to support UltraLinq in their UK business growth,” said Richard Gadd, managing director, Hitachi Data Systems, UK and Ireland.
About UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions Inc
UltraLinq is a cloud-based medical image management solution. Through UltraLinq all medical exams can be securely uploaded, reviewed, distributed, and archived from anywhere with internet access, allowing users to focus on improving patient care and efficiency rather than on hardware and IT. To learn more, visit http://www.UltraLinq.co.uk.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,300 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world\’s leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at www.HDS.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society\’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company\’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company\’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.