The new infrastructure will allow customers in rural markets to use cloud technology normally available to large markets and to large enterprises.

West Des Moines, Iowa – August 06, 2014 — / — HealthNet connect|BroadNet connect, wholly owned subsidiaries of UnityPoint Health are proud to announce new, cutting edge Data Center (Cloud) infrastructure. This new infrastructure will enable customers in rural markets to utilize state-of-the-art cloud technology normally afforded to large markets and large enterprises. Leveraging Cisco and VMWare technology HealthNet connect and BroadNet connect have solidified service offering within our Data Center line of business.

With this new infrastructure, HealthNet connect|BroadNet connect can offer and more importantly support Broadband Internet, Transport, and Data Center (Cloud) services under one roof. Current and future customers will be able to utilize us HealthNet connect and BroadNet connect as a one-stop-shop for Broadband and Data Center (Cloud) services and support, therefore no longer required to coordinate between multiple vendors for these critical services.

Our Data Center (Cloud) services include:
Disaster Recovery Services: Disaster Recovery (DR) Services as part of Business Continuity are now on every organization’s mind. The requirements to setup DR are complex and customers want assurances that in the event of a disaster their services are restored in a timely and efficient manner. HNc|BNc’s DR services team will help develop and implement a DR strategy and perform bi-annual failover testing to ensure customers are ready for any event.

Below are key elements of our Disaster Recovery Services:
Cloud Backup: The first step into DR is our cloud backup. This software will back up servers with a thin application installed on the operating system. The cloud backup software will also backup server applications like Exchange and SQL server.

Virtual Machine Hosting: We remove the risk and high cost of implementing and supporting a virtualized environment. State of the art virtualization infrastructure can free up IT staff and secure data in our multi-tenant environment.

Colocation: Customers can utilize HealthNet connect/BroadNet connect colocate equipment in a secure Data Center infrastructure and continue to manage their own equipment.

Data Replication: Replicates critical data to a secure storage system to ensure no single event can eliminate customers’ data.

“We are excited to bring our Data Center (Cloud) services in-house and will continue to expand these services as demand grows and to support our customers’ initiatives,” said Rodney Brown, executive director HealthNet connect|BroadNet connect.


About HealthNet connect
HealthNet connect (HNc) is a consortium of health care entities sharing a common goal of instantaneous communication of medical information by utilizing and sharing technology. The foundation is a private, secure and robust a fiber optic network. Through HNc Services Inc., HNc provides communication and IT services to the healthcare community.

BroadNet connect (BNc) is a communication and technology company developed to provide value added services to community anchor institutions (education and municipals) and businesses.

HNc through HNc Services & BNc together offer tremendous opportunities to develop business, improve efficiency and lower costs by providing communication and technology services over our secure fiber optic network and data center infrastructure, facilitating the interoperability and information-sharing among entities including, health care providers, businesses, schools and local government. Our Strategic benefit is our fiber optic network. This robust and highly secure electronic network runs throughout the Midwest.

About UnityPoint Health
UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems. Our physician-led team of professionals communicates clearly and effectively to address a patient’s health care in the most appropriate setting: whether that is a clinic, a hospital or at home. Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 32 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities and home care services throughout its 9 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Iowa, Western Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 28,000 employees, working toward innovative advancements to deliver the Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time. Each year, through more than 4.5 million patient visits, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic and UnityPoint at Home provides a full range of coordinated care to patients and families. With projected annual revenues of $3.7 billion, UnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America.

UnityPoint Health provides community benefit programs and services to improve the health of people in its communities.

Bill Brewer
+1 (515) 244-4456 Ext: 104


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