A guide to building a modern cloud strategy for healthcare
Modern applications drive the modern healthcare industry, and the dependency healthcare institutions have on their applications is growing stronger. IDC predicts that from 2018 to 2023, 500 million new logical apps will be created, equal to the number built over the past 40 years.1 With new app adoption, there is more demand for flexibility, scalability, and agility. But IT Ops teams struggle to manage modern and traditional applications across today’s diverse and disjointed architectures. While diversity helps meet healthcare business needs, managing a wide range of deployment environments can present unique needs and challenges.
The current leading approach to meet the needs of a typical application portfolio is a hybrid cloud model. The industry defines hybrid cloud as the combination of private cloud, public cloud, and edge environments, unified with consistent infrastructure and consistent operations. A hybrid approach is preferred by IT organizations as they determine what aspects of public cloud fit their unique traditional and modern application needs—in fact, two-thirds of cloud buyers are seeking a hybrid cloud solution.2 The good news is that IT organizations can build on existing infrastructure investments, bridging the gap to modern public cloud solutions while consolidating IT control and management.
This eBook summarizes an application-centric approach to shape cloud strategy for any healthcare organization looking to streamline and modernize their IT landscape. It provides six app-centric paths for IT organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud environment. Depending on your organization’s application landscape, you will use some or many of these paths to optimize your cloud strategy.