Background and challenges
ICM aims to provide exceptional services to researchers and respond promptly to their needs. In a healthcare environment like ICM, digital transformation to the cloud can greatly improve service delivery.
While ICM recognized the tangible benefits of migrating to the cloud, they also recognized that they had to overcome several challenges to accomplish it without impacting service delivery.
Containing migration costs while complying with the government’s Computer Processing Center Consolidation Plan (PCCTI) addressing migration to cloud computing
Addressing a lack of internal cloud computing expertise to quickly carry out a “lift and shift” migration.
Mitigating risks associated with closing a data processing center with only one center in place.
Maintaining data integrity while ensuring scalability.
Managing legacy system migration complexity and system instability.
ICM proceeded with a solution based on VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS to meet these challenges. The deployment was funded through the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), with COFOMO being chosen as a collaboration partner.
ICM chose COMFO as a digital transformation partner based on COFOMO's expertise, experience, and VMware VMC Master Partner certification.
The adoption of VMC on AWS yielded several benefits for ICM. The first migration was completed successfully within six months and brought about the following achievements:
A seamless transition with no disruption to service delivery
Full compliance with the Government's program to consolidate data processing centers (PCCTI) in Quebec healthcare establishments
Establishment of an internal IT Center of Excellence (CEI)
Implementation of a robust change management process
Improved skills of internal IT resources, leading to more efficient deployment
Enhanced security posture
Overall, the implementation of VMC on AWS positively impacted ICM, enabling them to achieve these milestones and reap the benefits of a better, more efficient IT infrastructure.