There are numerous benefits to utilizing the cloud. A growing number of healthcare companies are using the cloud for their IT needs like migrating programs, infrastructure and datacenter functions. Even so, a big concern is the expense related to using the cloud.
AWS EC2 instances has become a favorite platform employed by many healthcare companies for their servers. It offers an outstanding service but it charges a fairly high cost when compared to other companies. That is why quite a few healthcare companies choose to cut down on their use of the cloud.
One of the biggest healthcare companies in Australia is Tristar Medical Group. It is a heavy user of cloud instances running its servers round the clock because its centers and facilities operate country wide in various time zones so data from its servers should be available any time. Although the clinics are operating properly, the cost involving its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution is difficult to maintain. Additionally, cloud instances operate 24 hours a day, yet more often than not the resources are not actively used. Tristar needed to lessen its usage of instances and its servers to refrain from overproviding resources.
A good option to meeting Tristar’s requirements is to schedule the availability of resources and turn off instances when not being used. Doing so will help the company get substantial savings in the regular monthly cloud bills. The only challenge is to find, if available, the best cloud environment that provides automated schedule management solution. Tristar considered an application which can schedule instances and a suitable cloud management option.
After testing several solutions offering the capability to schedule resources and get rid of inefficiencies, Tristar found ParkMyCloud as the most versatile and very intuitive one. Tristar could very well lower its AWS costs by 40% to 60% subject to its operational requirements. Using this solution, Tristar could proceed with its plan of cloud migration. At the moment, its data centers are being transferred to AWS instances. Tristar will be able to save approximately $20,000 monthly or $240,000 annually on cloud expenses.