Quantix Selected as Hosting Provider for UK-Wide Cloud-Based Cancer Research Platform


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Pioneering cloud-based framework, hosted by Quantix in partnership with IDBS, is selected to drive collaboration within the health science arena to improve patient results.

The UK’s national innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has selected a consortium, which includes Quantix as its Oracle hosting and Managed Services provider, to deliver a cloud-based Oracle platform to support medicine research and cross-organisational collaboration. The consortium is led by independent software vendor IDBS and also includes leading cancer centers at Kings Health Partners and Manchester Academic Health Science Center.

Quantix already has a close partnership with IDBS through several different projects, delivering a fully managed hosting solution which enables software as a service delivery of IDBS applications to their clients. The partnership allows a powerful combination of skills to be offered to IDBS’ broad R&D and Healthcare customer base and, as healthcare costs grow, interest in collaborative efforts to support stratified medicines as a means to deliver safe and cost-effective treatments increase.

Alongside cost benefits, the cloud-based platform provides multi-site delivery, securely integrated into other IT systems, huge capacity for data storage which offers on-demand scalability and inherent high availability with built in resiliency and backup. In addition, {{Quantix bring their experience of provisioning complex applications via a SaaS delivery model and extensive expertise of Oracle software}} with proven database and application solutions, which, coupled with IDBS’s pioneering application environments, is a unique cloud hosting offering. The platform provides the infrastructure for multiple organisations within the health science industry to support secure stratified medical research and collaboration including data handling, storage, retrieval and analysis services which will gather and integrate data from a wide variety of different organisations and sources.

This project will allow leading cancer centers across the UK to identify patient populations and develop better understanding of genetic drivers for cancer, to improve cancer care and more effective drugs and diagnostics. In addition to the benefits to patients, it provides unprecedented collaboration between organisations throughout medical research and industry, leading the UK’s research activities to the next level.

“Quantix is extremely proud to be a part of such a significant project – not only does it highlight the benefits of our cloud computing solutions, our expertise with Oracle software, and the strength of the application hosting platform we have developed, but it also demonstrates the wider advantages to UK industry and the medical research communities which our platform, and cloud-based platforms can offer.” said Simon Goodenough, Sales & Marketing Director of Quantix.

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About Quantix
Quantix is one of the UK's premier providers of Application Managed Services, Managed Cloud Services and Infrastructure Solutions for Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors. Our secure, dependable data centres and proven application & security expertise allows us to provision a portfolio of hosted and on-premise solutions that deliver considerable IT cost savings and de-risk technology investments.

Through production-ready services such as Enterprise Cloud Hosting, Oracle Application Support, Cloud Disaster Recovery and ISV SaaS Enablement, we deliver demonstrable competitive advantage to our clients. Taking the flexibility and high availability benefits of utility computing alongside the security and performance that traditional dedicated hosting brings the Quantix cloud is an industry-leading solution. When combined with the database and application support that critical business services demand and only Quantix's decade of pedigree can offer the solution is the perfect platform for your requirements.

About IDBS
IDBS is a global provider of innovative enterprise data management, analytics and modeling solutions. The company's uniquely sophisticated platform technologies are used by more than 200 pharmaceutical companies, major healthcare providers, global leaders in academic study, and high tech companies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the productivity of industrial R&D and clinical research. IDBS is clearly differentiated by its unique combination of award-winning enterprise technologies and domain knowledge in R&D.
IDBS's solutions help scientists, hospitals and R&D businesses produce the world's newest therapeutics, diagnostics and personalized treatments, high-tech materials and consumer products, faster, cleaner engines and fuels, breakthroughs in productive agriculture, healthy, safer food products, and high tech materials and products.
Founded in 1989 and privately held, IDBS is headquartered in Guildford, UK with a direct sales and support presence worldwide. IDBS is a Profit Track 100 company and the recipient of multiple awards including the Frost and Sullivan 'Enabling Technology' Award in R&D data management for 2010. Further information can be found at www.idbs.com

About the Technology Strategy Board
The Technology Strategy Board is a business-led government body which works to create economic growth by ensuring that the UK is a global leader in innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy. For more information please visit www.innovateuk.org.