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WPA makes a healthy choice with Claranet managed hosting
WPA explain the reasons they selected Claranet as their integrated Managed Services Provider in this case study. By using Claranet, WPA do not have to deal with the difficulties of managing multiple network and hosting providers. Claranet designed a holistic managed hosting and network solution for WPA which includes a Managed Application Hosting service based around a fully-virtualised environment, a VPN between three sites integrated with Claranet’s own MPLS network, with a dual circuit resilient connection to the Internet.
WPA is a major player in the UK health insurance market, providing an extensive range of private medical insurance plans and health scheme administration services for corporate and individual clients. Based in Taunton, Somerset, the company takes considerable pride in its long history of successful business spanning more than a century.
A key component in WPA’s long-running success is its commitment to quality of service. The company puts the customer at the centre of all that they do and consistently wins awards for outstanding customer satisfaction.
In 2003 WPA chose Claranet to provide a reliable and secure hosting platform to run its 24/7 administration system, assist on the secure control of sensitive customer information and enable a highly-available service where customers can manage their policies online.
In 2010 WPA undertook a comprehensive review of its IT infrastructure, as it sought to further minimize downtime and optimize efficiency across its operations. Following the re-tendering process, WPA again chose Claranet continuing their strong business relationship.