March 08, 2012
FIBERTOWN, a premier provider of high availability Houston data centers and business continuity offices, successfully installed another health care provider into its Texas data centers. Community Health Choice, a division of Harris County Hospital District, selected the FIBERTOWN colocation facility in Bryan to power and protect its disaster recovery systems.
“High availability, security and disaster recovery are more important in health care today than ever,” said Brandon Perryman, senior vice president for FIBERTOWN. “We provide fully redundant, high-powered facilities to aid these organizations in improving health care delivery and optimizing processes.”
The decision for colocation was based on regulatory requirements that demand back-up technology systems be located outside hurricane impact zones.
“FIBERTOWN provides a superior data center solution that met our redundancy and budget requirements,” said John Coakley, director of information systems for CHC. “Our DR operations at FIBERTOWN allow us to maintain reliable back-up facilities and business continuity, while ensuring regulatory compliance."
CHC surveyed multiple colocation providers in and around Houston, Dallas and Austin. The highest levels of redundancy and close driving distance, coupled with a robust telecom network and fiber proximity, made FIBERTOWN BRYAN the best choice data center.
“The growing role of medical information systems focuses on implementing electronic medical records and ensuring security and compliance. It’s likely many health care providers are evaluating data center initiatives as a response to the rapid growth of technology infrastructure,” said Perryman.
CHC joins nearly a dozen other health care organizations that rely on FIBERTOWN to house DR operations and protect vital technology systems, including Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, America’s Blood Centers and U.S. Physical Therapy.
FIBERTOWN is the premier provider of quality data center solutions, high availability colocation and business continuity/disaster recovery office space in Houston and Bryan/College Station. With a proven 100% SLA, FIBERTOWN houses the mission critical IT systems for Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations across many industries.
The SSAE 16 compliant data centers and award-winning DR office space offer Gulf Coast-based companies a carrier neutral, one-stop solution for best-in-class technology and amenities to support business continuity needs. Both the North Houston data center and Bryan Tier IV-designed data center feature a pod design for maximum efficiency, fault tolerant 2N power and cooling, 24x7x365 security, and fully redundant multi-carrier Internet connectivity. Learn more at www.fibertown.comor call (888) 501-4368. Visit our blog, The Continuity Council, at http://thecontinuitycouncil.com.
Community Health Choice, Inc. (CHC) is a non-profit Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance. Through its network of more than 5,000 doctors and 50 hospitals, CHC serves over 225,000 members. CHC is accredited by URAC for its health plan operations. CHC offers disease management programs for asthma, diabetes, high-risk pregnancy and weight management. An affiliate of the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD), CHC is financially self-sufficient and receives no financial support from HCHD or from Harris County taxpayers.