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Client

Leading global Survey Research Organization

Sector

Healthcare

Technology

AWS

About the Client

This client is a leading global Survey Research Organization, with deep expertise in Data Collection and Management, Clinical Trials and Statistical Research and Survey methods. They were ranked 27th on Washington Business Journal’s 100 Biggest Private Companies (2015) and also was ranked 6th for Market Research in AMA Gold Top 50 Report (2015). Their other strategic offerings include Evidence based Communication Services and Project evaluation and Support.

Client’s Business Challenges

This Client is a contractor to the US Federal Government for the Department of Health and Human Service and was looking to collaborate with a technology partner who would provide the strictly HIPAA compliant deliverables, to migrate one of their secondary Data centers (DC) to the Cloud without affecting their on-premise data center functionality. In addition, they were looking at capitalizing on the advantages that Cloud infrastructure brought, such as elasticity, reserved instances, and the ability to run their DC in a location geographically distanced from their primary DC. Connectivity to the Cloud DC was required, not only from their offices but for their partners as well. Eventually, they engaged 8K  Miles as their strategic technology partner, for meeting their business goals. The client wanted to take its secondary data center to the cloud, while leaving its on-premise data center immune. They were looking for migration, accessibility, scalability and network security solutions on cloud, with shared access and connectivity privileges extended to their partners, all in conformance with HIPAA regulations.

distanced from their primary DC. Connectivity to the Cloud DC was required, not only from their offices but for their partners as well. Eventually, they engaged 8K Miles as their strategic technology partner, for meeting their business goals. The client wanted to take its secondary data center to the cloud, while leaving its on-premise data center immune. They were looking for migration, accessibility, scalability and network security solutions on cloud, with shared access and connectivity privileges extended to their partners, all in conformance with HIPAA regulations.

Reason for Choosing 8K Miles

At 8K Miles, we converted the client’s challenge into a strategic business opportunity, with our deep technology expertise and partnership with AWS. 8K Miles came up with a responsive, scalable solution through Cloud Computing, with adequate security and access controls in compliance with HIPAA protocols.

8K Miles solution

8K Miles assisted the migration of the client’s Secondary data center to AWS, in stringent compliance with HIPAA regulations. 8K Miles did a systematic study of the organization’s requirements and designed VPC architecture in accordance. The 8K Miles Cloud and Network team designed and configured Virtual Private Networks for sites of the client and its partner, including the National Institute of Health (NIH) on endpoints that were not supported by AWS. In addition, 8K Miles set up the EC2 instances, with appropriate EBS volumes. 8K Miles secured the client’s VPC using Sophos Unified Threat Management suite for network protection and remote access. 8K MiIes was also involved in setting up a backup and restore scheduling system for the client.

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