Healthcare Case Study

Client Background

The Client was a large hospital providing a wide range of medical services to patients.  It has a large on-premises infrastructure running VMware virtualization technology to support critical applications and electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Problem Solved

Rapid growth of patients and data brought about challenges related to scalability, disaster recovery, and high operational costs. As a healthcare institution, data security and regulatory compliance are of the utmost importance. Thus, a cloud platform that could meet stringent security and compliance requirements was a must.

The iShift Advisory Services unit recommended to migrate its on-premises VMware workloads to Microsoft Azure.


  • Scalability and Flexibility: With Azure’s elastic scalability, the hospital can add or remove resources on demand to ensure optimal performance.
  • Business Continuity: Azure Site Recovery provides automated DR, reducing recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs).
  • Cost Optimization: By moving to Azure’s pay-as-you-go model, the hospital transformed its capital expenses into operational expenses, resulting in cost savings and improved financial efficiency.
  • Security and Compliance: Azure’s built-in security features and compliance certifications ensured data confidentiality and integrity.
  • Focus on Core Services: The hospital’s IT team could focus more on delivering critical healthcare services and supporting patient care.

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