Medical Provider: Cloud Strategy

Medical Provider: Cloud Strategy

The client was running multiple solutions for their email and collaboration platforms.  The client desired to evaluate the cost and operational impact of consolidating the multiple on-premise software tools into an enterprise cloud solution. The goals were to produce a hard dollar analysis that clearly identified the capital and operating requirements of a solution that met the business needs.   As the client did not have an adequate disaster recovery solution, the assessment included a high-level DR plan and associated costs in the comparison of the current state versus all potential solutions.

Solution: Excipio analysts worked with the client by performing the following steps:

  • Conduct a review of current state capabilities, risk, and costs
  • Interviewed business leaders to determine requirements and any currently unmet needs
  • Assessed the infrastructure and determined 100+ servers for migration to a cloud provider
  • Constructed user profiles and aligned software licensing practices to avoid unnecessary licensing costs
  • Compared the current state to potential future state options


  • The best option reduced costs by 54%
  • The creation of user profiles identified a cost savings opportunity of $500,000+ annually
  • The recommended option was a cloud solution with a robust disaster recovery solution, which negated the need for the client to develop an independent DR solution
  • The cloud-based solution eliminated staff labor for software updates and upgrades
  • The client gained excess capacity in the data center, which extended the life of the facility