ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Otava partnered with T4S Partners to deliver a fully managed compliant cloud solution for the development and management of digital applications created for compliance-sensitive organizations.

"Our partnership with T4S makes perfect sense as we are aligned in our focus on delivering compliance-first solutions," said Brad Cheedle, CEO of Otava. "By joining forces, we are making it easier and faster for companies to obtain fully managed digital applications that are secure and compliant end to end — starting at the application layer and all the way through our hosted infrastructure. Our first joint initiative has produced a fully HIPAA-compliant solution for health care organizations."

T4S provides a full suite of professional services for the OutSystems platform, which offers rapid custom development of web and mobile software applications. The partnership with Otava provides T4S with a wholesale cloud platform to brand as its own and offer to its OutSystems clients. This means that T4S can help its clients cut through the clutter to adopt digital technology faster. Already it has enabled T4S to launch its HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Solution for OutSystems. Otava's fully managed infrastructure combined with T4S' application management and OutSystems' low-code software development platform creates a completely managed cloud solution that is encrypted at the core, protecting patient data without sacrificing performance. The new solution also offers HIPAA-compliant colocation and disaster recovery and backup options.

"Migrating applications to the cloud can be more challenging for organizations managing highly sensitive data due to security and compliance requirements," said Rob Ash, CEO, T4S Partners Inc. "Prior to our partnership with Otava, options for our OutSystems clients were limited to keeping their applications on-premises or self-managing them in public cloud environments. But as an Otava channel partner, we can help our customers be at ease when moving their applications to a fully managed, secure private cloud environment where compliance is baked in at every level."

Otava has enabled T4S to become a provider of hybrid cloud solutions without the CapEx or development investment. Because Otava offers self-managed options for its cloud and portfolio of services, organizations like T4S have full control over their own and their clients' cloud environments, as if they built it themselves. The partnership program also helps T4S create additional paths to monetization, and the HIPAA-Compliant Cloud solution is just the first of a suite of full-stack, managed, compliant cloud offerings planned for deployment.