$3m health insurance contract for Sheffield’s WANdisco

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WANdisco, the big data specialist based in Sheffield and California, has secured a $3 million cloud contract with a major US health insurer.

The three-year cloud contract – the company’s biggest ever – will see the unnamed health insurer deploy the company’s big data and cloud product, WANdisco Fusion.

WANdisco said the contract leverages its strategic co-sell relationship with Microsoft as the Client looks to move data to the Azure cloud.

The Client, one of the largest health insurers in the US, has substantial data requirements across their 22,000 employees and 15 million members representing a significant opportunity to grow the subscription over time.

Both hybrid-cloud and cloud migration are LiveData use cases where, in order to take advantage of the significant benefits of cloud, customers must be able to move data without interruption to business operations.

WANdisco said its Fusion products is “the only solution that can enable organisations to seamlessly move large volumes of data with consistent and continuous availability whilst meeting regulatory requirements”.

“I am delighted to announce our largest ever cloud deal,” said David Richards, Chairman and CEO.

“This reflects our continued focus upon predictable recurring revenues. The $3 million contract initially spans three years, but there is significant potential to expand this further to meet their developing data requirements.

“This contract illustrates the significant traction we are gaining in healthcare and other key industries. Our pipeline continues to grow, and we remain confident and excited about our future.”

“The customer has vast data streams which need to be consistently and continuously available during migration to cloud, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud. WANdisco Fusion remains the only technology capable of fulfilling this.

“This is an excellent demonstration of how we continue to enable the migration of critical live data at scale for Microsoft Azure, and other cloud leaders.”