Alaska Communications delivers private, secure cloud service
ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Behavioral health provider Akeela can now serve more patients with a
higher level of care through a private cloud connection from Alaska
Akeela is a non-profit organization that offers an array of behavioral
health prevention and clinical services throughout Alaska.
Alaska Communications, the first Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner
based in Alaska, now provides the nonprofit with private, secure, and
reliable connectivity to Microsoft Azure cloud services. The dedicated
cloud connection helps Akeela meet Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act requirements, and increase operational efficiencies.
Microsoft selected Alaska Communications as its Azure ExpressRoute
partner because of its secure, reliable, redundant fiber optic network,
connecting Alaska to the Lower 48. It is the first Alaska-based carrier
that is Ethernet 2.0 certified, providing the ultimate in network
reliability and security.
"By serving our network and IT needs, we can focus on what we do best -
serving the health care needs of Alaskans," Akeela COO Mark Marlow said.
"We can now move applications into the Microsoft cloud, reducing costs,
making us more productive, collaborative, and mobile. Alaska
Communications continues to listen to our needs, then designs, custom
builds and maintains solutions through their many IT partners."
"We're proud to provide Akeela with a direct connection to the Microsoft
cloud, allowing them to focus on their mission while we bring them
best-in-class broadband and managed IT services," Bill Bishop, senior
vice president, business market, Alaska Communications, said.
partnered with Alaska Communications, the state's leading broadband
and IT solutions provider, in 2015, to build a private, secure network
connecting clinicians with patients via video conferencing and other
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ:ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced
broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber
optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more
information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com
Akeela, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering a comprehensive array
of services for the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, and
alcohol abuse, in Anchorage, Alaska and other communities throughout the
state. Akeela was founded in 1974 by a group of concerned citizens and
serves the community by striving to "enhance the ability of citizens and
their families to succeed in life." For more information, visit www.akeela.us.
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