Case Study:

Health Care Software Solutions Provider Automates Deployment Processes with Microsoft Azure and Terraform

SHI uses Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to control costs, increase reliability, and achieve operational excellence

Highlights:

Customer Profile

A supplier of health care performance management and information software systems.

Challenge

The customer had a large account structure with many virtual machines (VMs) and needed assistance with governance and provisioning services.

Solution

Cloud

SHI created an automated process to deploy both applications and landing zone configurations within Azure, using Terraform.

Partners

Azure Jenkins

Benefits/Results

  • Sped up Azure services deployment, increasing time to market on new deployments
  • Ability to deploy and manage all Azure services using Terraform with the Azure CLI
  • Ability to control costs, increase reliability and availability, and achieve operational excellence

When it comes to technology, the days of manual operations are long gone. Today, software tools like Microsoft Azure and Terraform can automate business processes seamlessly and in record time.

Challenge:

A supplier of health care performance management and information software systems had a large account structure with many virtual machines (VMs) and services running within their account. Due to the nature of the deployment processes, the customer needed assistance with governance and provisioning services. Part of their requirement was to create a repeatable process to deploy the landing zone and the required services using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through Terraform.

Solution:

SHI’s Azure experts created an automated process to deploy both applications and landing zone configurations within Microsoft Azure, using Terraform’s PowerShell Scripts. Our solution architects then deployed the services, controls, processes, and infrastructure within the customer’s accounts.

Benefits:

The solution enabled the customer to speed up the time to deploy their Azure services, increasing their time to market on new deployments and making automated updates to existing environments and deployments.

The customer is now able to deploy and manage all of their Azure services using Terraform with the Azure CLI, as well as continuously update and iterate their infrastructure while applying governance controls from within the landing zone configurations. This has allowed them to control costs, increase reliability and availability, and achieve operational excellence across all of the Azure environments.

In addition, SHI aligned all of the development and operations teams to form a more fluid DevOps and CI/CD process across all of the functional teams.