With a string of new customers and alliances with strategic partners for its cloud-based medical image archive platform, Dell has been recognized as one of the largest healthcare cloud computing providers in the industry. In September, Frost & Sullivan recognized Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences with its 2012 North American Company of the Year Award, based on the firm’s analysis of the enterprise imaging informatics market. “In addition to operating the industry's largest public cloud for medical imaging, Dell is also ideally positioned for the implementation of private clouds within multisite hospital and imaging center networks,” said Nadim Daher, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan. Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) solution – which offers both on-premise and cloud-based storage options – simplifies data retention, facilitates disaster recovery and allows medical professionals to access and share images across a variety of applications and platforms. The Dell Cloud Clinical Archive is now managing more than 78 million clinical studies and more than 5.4 billion imaging objects, and supporting more than 800 clinical sites in one of the world’s largest cloud-based, vendor-neutral medical image archives. New Alliances, Customers, International Growth Over the last year, Dell has forged strategic alliances with industry leaders such as Siemens Healthcare, Agfa HealthCare, Aperio, Acuo Technologies and lifeIMAGE, in addition to previously announced alliances with Merge Healthcare, Calgary Scientific, Novarad, TeraMedica, BridgeHead Software, Avreo and Apollo. These alliances – combined with Dell’s long-standing reputation in the field – have resulted in significant customer growth, including engagements with Intermountain Healthcare, Centegra Health System, St. Joseph Health, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, the U.S. Navy Medical Logistics Command and the U.S. Army Integrated Clinical Systems PMO, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dell is also working with HealthInfoNet, the Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the state of Maine, to pilot the nation’s first statewide medical image archive.