UK sexual health screening provider adopts Node4 cloud

04 June 2021

Preventx, a UK provider of remote sexual health screening services, has migrated from its traditional server to Node4’s Microsoft Azure-based public cloud. The business provides its services through contracts with local authorities and NHS trusts. These services are designed to make sexual health screening easier, more accessible and cost-effective. The move will give Preventx access to a resilient, cost-effective and agile infrastructure.

“We were looking to create a secure, highly available and resilient infrastructure with access to Healthcare Social Care Network (HSCN),” said Chris Jelley, chief technology officer at Preventx. “We wanted to work with a trusted provider – not only in the initial provision of data transition, but for ongoing technical support too. Node4 has a strong track record with other healthcare providers and a great deal of experience supporting Azure frameworks.

Jelley added that in the months since partnering with Node4, Preventx has seen huge benefits across its  business. He said that adopting public cloud and Azure Services have delivered a flexible and agile infrastructure – “one that’s far more cost-effective and strategic” than stacking and then under-utilising physical servers.

“To anyone in the health sector and beyond questioning the validity and effectiveness of public cloud environments, I’d say if you haven’t made the move already, what are you waiting for?” he said.

Node4’s HSCN connectivity also enables Preventx to securely send and receive data from its public sector partners, which the company said is an essential part of ensuring patient confidentiality.