Accelerating Infrastructure and Application Migration to the Secure Cloud
Healthcare Provider’s Challenge
A leading healthcare provider in the U.S. wanted to embark on their cloud transformation by migrating their Applications and Infrastructure to a HIPAA compliant Cloud platform. Their system, comprised of about 200 servers, needed to be securely migrated from on-premises to the cloud. Like many in this industry, our client had understandable concerns about security, PHI and PII data.
Clovity has a deep knowledge of various Cloud platforms due to our firm’s Cloud-agnostic nature. Our specialization in Azure, AWS and Google Cloud allowed the team to map the requirements of the client to the various features offered by the Cloud platforms and then define an accelerated migration roadmap customized to their needs. Clovity understands not only the nuances of data privacy in the Healthcare Industry, but also accounts for security threats associated with Cloud services, and need for high performance plus availability. In result, providing best-in-breed tailored solution being provided to the client.
The first step in Clovity’s process was to perform a Business Case Evaluation which included both ROI and TCO analysis coupled with a cloud readiness assessment. Within the cloud readiness assessment we performed both portfolio and application assessments, created reference architecture, and developed an economic model. Once all these assessments had taken place, Clovity recommended Microsoft’s Azure Cloud as the HIPAA compliant platform that provides maximum value to the client and fulfills the business’ requirements.
After the platform was decided on, Clovity initiated security assessments at each level of the organization. By looking at policy, environment, infrastructure, systems, platforms and data from a security perspective we were able to remedy any issues that could arise during or once the migration had taken place. Having ensured a secure environment, Clovity set off leveraging its Cloud experts and their deep migration expertise on the accelerated roadmap.
As part of our accelerated road map, Clovity used our pre-built environment provisioning patterns and templates to automate many process and ensure quicker deployment. We then enabled self-service and automated deployment of application to the private cloud again utilizing our pre-built deployment blueprints, templates and scripts.
Clovity then built a comprehensive recovery and business continuity plan. Our CloudOps team utilized Azure monitoring and Azure Compliance Manager to ensure a complete disaster recovery plan.
At the end of the project the client was ecstatic to find Clovity had optimized cost, set up a highly secured environment, effectively utilized Azure’s OOB features to speed up implementation, provided a highly scalable architecture, brought internal templates in the pilot phase to facilitate migration of remaining clients, and created a robust transfer-operate model.