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Connectria Collects Business Unit Excellence Award at IBM Think 2020

Connectria has announced it has been named an outstanding IBM Business Partner and received a 2020 IBM Business Unit Excellence Award at the IBM Think 2020 client and developer conference.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant this year’s event was a digital-first conference, with online interactive sessions and content provided via live streaming delivering industry expertise for clients and developers.

Each year, IBM recognizes the efforts of its business partners through the IBM Business Unit Excellence Awards program. Awards are given to companies that have demonstrated success and have delivered outstanding performance results over the past 12 months. Award winners have demonstrated how their services help to drive business value and transform the way clients and industries operate.

St. Louis, MO-based Connectria is a global managed cloud and cloud hosting company founded in 1996. The company was the first managed hosting company to deliver a HIPAA-compliant hosting service in AWS and Azure and is the world’s largest IBM i (AS/400) cloud provider.

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Connectria collected an IBM Excellence Award for “IBM Systems Technology Service Provider (TSP) Excellence in Service Provider Performance Results having demonstrated excellence throughout 2019, delivering exceptional client experiences while recording substantial business growth.

“Being named as IBM’s largest service provider worldwide is a tremendous honor which demonstrates the overwhelming success of Connectria’s IBM i and IBM AIX cloud solutions,” said Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO.

“Connectria’s ability to deliver mission-critical workloads in hybrid cloud infrastructure utilizing IBM’s enterprise-grade solutions has helped grow Connectria’s Global Power Systems Cloud to the largest in the world,” said Rusty Putzler, Connectria VP & COO. “Coupled with its world-class managed services, IBM and Connectria continue to drive digital transformation for enterprise customers of all sizes.”

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.