Press Releases

Netsmart Delivers 'Healthcare Strength' Cloud-Based Hosting Services with VCE Converged Infrastructure

Netsmart Uses Vblock Systems to Build Next-Generation Private Cloud Solutions for Health and Human Services Providers

RICHARDSON, Texas – Oct. 8, 2014 – VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure systems, today announced that Netsmart is using VCE™ converged infrastructure for its Plexus™ Cloud Hosting services, used by health and human service provider organizations throughout the United States for the coordinated, integrated delivery of critical services to millions of people each day. Netsmart is building out its private cloud infrastructure on VCE Vblock™ Systems, which provide the IT foundation for transformative data center agility, simplicity and economics.

Netsmart is the leading provider of clinical and business software and services for health and human services organizations nationwide. More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day.

VCE converged infrastructure delivers optimized, dynamic pools of IT resources that enable the performance, scalability and uptime necessary for Netsmart client organizations to manage and share authorized personal health information. Netsmart clients provide coordinated treatment, care and services in mental health, addiction services, public health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and child and family services.

The Vblock System-based private cloud solution also supports Netsmart’s coordinated care solutions, which enable secure data exchange across all modalities of care, including primary care providers and hospitals.

Vblock Systems are the industry’s leading pre-integrated, pre-tested and pre-validated converged infrastructures consisting of best-of-breed network, compute, storage and virtualization technologies for enterprises and service providers worldwide. Through the VCE Experience, Vblock Systems are delivered and supported by VCE as a single product, with seamless component-level updates, ongoing lifecycle management and unified, single-call support across all infrastructure components.

“With rapid convergence and integration of care and services, our clients require ‘healthcare strength’ hosting services and security,” said Mike Valentine, CEO of Netsmart. “VCE helps us provide scalable, high-quality hosting infrastructure to give our clients of all sizes and types the agility and flexibility needed to deliver a wide range of integrated services across multiple environments.”

'Netsmart is at the forefront of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, helping the industry coordinate care across many disciplines with the ultimate end goal of delivering better patient outcomes,” said Frank Hauck, president, VCE. “With VCE Vblock Systems, we are helping to enable innovation and delivery of new services, in a secure manner, for the Netsmart customer base.'

About VCE

VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock systems, delivers the industry's only true converged infrastructure systems, leveraging Cisco compute and network technology, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization and virtualization management. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating, and managing IT infrastructure.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, outcomes-based care with Netsmart’s CareFabric™ solution, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. For more information, visit

Learn more about how Netsmart and the CareFabric solution are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509.