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Announcement certifies GNAX Health’s ability to bring new cloud computing technology to healthcare providers and IT vendors along with healthcare-specific layer of HIPAA security.

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — GNAX Health, a healthcare technology infrastructure service provider located in Atlanta, Georgia, proudly announces certification as the first and only healthcare IT company to meet VMware’s criteria as a “vCloud Powered” services provider. The announcement was made by Mariano Maluf, CTO, GNAX Health, and President, Global VMUG, today at VMworld2011, the U.S. conference for VMware technology professionals, partners and users. Maluf is also a speaker at this week’s VMworld2011 conference. This announcement follows an earlier VMware certification as an official Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) for healthcare technology.  

“We’re thrilled to be certified as the first healthcare IT company to deliver VCloud Powered services,” mentions Maluf. The partnership gives GNAX Health customers access to the newest technological developments in private, public and hybrid cloud applications. GNAX Health is a division of GNAX, Global Net Access.

“Balancing cost effectiveness and high performance in healthcare IT is top of mind for healthcare CIOs and CFOs,” mentions Jeff Hinkle, COO, GNAX. This partnership brings to fruition a cloud-based environment coupled with applications that markedly drive costs down with major increases in system performance: faster computing power at even more cost effective prices.

As a healthcare information technology company, GNAX is keenly aware of HIPAA requirements for bullet-proof privacy and security. GNAX incorporates several layers of HIPAA technical safeguards into their VMware solutions. Additional benefits for healthcare vendors and providers include:

Healthcare IT as a Service (HaaS) by GNAX brings just in time computing and access with HIPAA compliance to the cloud

VMware layered on the GNAX HIT ecosystem enables the company to provide a private cloud, public cloud and/or hybrid cloud environment to healthcare customers

GNAX cloud computing enables the off-loading of 2nd tier applications which can lower hospital IT costs by approximately 30%

About GNAX and GNAX Health

GNAX Health is the healthcare division of GNAX, a leading technology infrastructure service provider offering hospitals, pharmacies, labs and many other healthcare organizations mission-critical datacenter colocation, managed application delivery, storage and backup, medical image vendor neutral archive (VNA), health information exchange (HIE), as well as enterprise level VMware based cloud computing services. GNAX’s cloud solutions deliver secure, scalable and self-service public and private clouds that reduce expenses, improve application performance and increase organization agility. GNAX’s 70,000 square feet mission-critical datacenter in Atlanta is SSAE 16 Type II compliant with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.gnax.net .

Beth Friedman, PresidentThe Friedman Marketing [email protected]