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

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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