A non-profit healthcare provider based in Southern Florida, offering ambulatory and other care services to members who are enrolled in Medicaid, self-insured employee health plans and programs that serve children with special health care needs.
Conquest Cyber supported a Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery initiative for a non-profit Healthcare Provider client. This is an essential project for the organization for effective information management, and with its’ headquarters located in Southern Florida and susceptible to extreme weather conditions that can impact critical services.
Conquest’s Azure DR initiative for our non-profit Healthcare Provider Client commenced eighteen months prior to the writing of this document. The project followed preliminary discovery and findings to determine the best possible, and most cost-effective, disaster recovery support for this non-profit healthcare service provider. At the conclusion of the assessment phase, it was determined that delivery of DR services for Non-profit Healthcare Provider Client through new, upgraded, hardware-based technologies, on-premises, was not optimal financially or advisable from a physical location perspective. Even with virtual or co-located replication and failover, placing the primary DR hardware entirely on Non-profit Healthcare Provider Client main Southern Florida campus, with annual concerns about hurricanes and other inclement weather during the season of July to October, would not guarantee maximum uptime, while also representing prohibitive cost.
Conquest Cyber’s account manager collaborated with the Non-profit Healthcare Provider Client’s IT leadership to provide scope and pricing for an alternative to the costly, hardware-based paradigm with powerful Microsoft Azure enterprise-scale disaster recovery services. Conquest Cyber proposed to utilize Azure Site Recovery, with its’ built-in disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). Microsoft states that Azure Site Recovery, with replication, failover, and recovery processes through Site Recovery, keeps applications fully running during planned and unplanned outages.
For budgetary and other considerations, Conquest Cyber currently refreshes the Azure DR environment every 6 months. This is a unique, cost-effective tailoring of Azure Managed Services to refresh the Non-profit Healthcare Provider Client’s infrastructure.