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5 Reasons to Migrate MDM to AWS

These days, moving applications to the cloud is no longer an “if” — our clients increasingly tell us it’s just a matter of “when.” That’s why we have invested in becoming an AWS Select Consulting Partner for Public Sector as well as an AWS Solution Partner. We have also launched the IMT AWS Cloud Center of Excellence, with AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners, Architects, Operations, & Cloud Economics Specialists.

So, what does that mean for our clients?

We can help you unlock the benefits of cloud — while applying our deep master data management (MDM) knowledge to ensure your migration path is customized to your organization’s needs.

Migrating MDM to AWS can bring one of more of these benefits – and we have created the recipe for the right AWS infrastructure, deployment and operational models for MDM:

  • Cost optimization
  • Reliability
  • Operational excellence
  • Security
  • Performance efficiency

Let’s look at each of these five benefits.

  1. Cost optimization

Budgets are squeezed more than ever, so let’s start with cost optimization. On average, migrating to AWS saves organizations 31% in infrastructure costs compared to on-prem hosting.

IMT will help you design an ideal architecture that will include the flexibility to turn off environments when they’re not needed — but keep them readily available for when your needs change. That approach will save you money, and additional optimization will come from IMT’s Managed Services for utilization monitoring and managed databases.

Basically, you only pay for what you use.

Plus, the IMT approach allows your team to focus their time on strategic work that can helps your bottom line.

  1. Operational excellence

Your IT team is already juggling at least a dozen different things. We’ll bring in industry-leading AWS operational tooling and the expertise in configuration and monitoring,

With these tools and the resulting insights, we will help you more efficiently deploy, execute, and monitor your workloads and identify opportunities for optimization. Manage and monitor yourself, or IMT’s AWS operation experts will manage the service, continually refining to grow even more efficient over time.

  1. Security

Security is of utmost concern , as the costs and prevalence of data breaches continue to rise. The average data breach costs a healthcare organization $6.5 million by the time you account for the legal, technical, and regulatory consequences, including patient notifications, detection, reputational damage, and downtime.

IMT deploys MDM in a HIPAA-ready environment where data access is restricted and audited. Then we layer on AWS native services to track Who, When, from Where, and What data is accessed. Data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.

With our managed services approach, you have a team dedicated to staying on top of the ever-evolving security landscape and keeping your data and applications secure.

  1. Reliability

We employ a modular installation approach  for MDM in AWS that can separate applications based on function and SLAs. Our architecture design enables your MDM solution to seamlessly adapt to load changes and quickly recover from failures.

The result? Unplanned downtime drops by an average of 69%.

Some of that reliability lies in sheer redundancy: we leverage AWS’s multi-region availability zones around the global.  That redundancy creates greater resilience and reliability and provides a significant advantage from running solutions on-premise.

  1. Performance efficiency

Your system requirements are constantly changing — but you don’t have to sacrifice efficiency just to keep up. We use AWS cloud configuration and deployment tools to deploy new environments in quickly and perform patching and upgrades without downtime.

This scalable approach boosts efficiency by an average of 62% compared to the average on-premises operation.

As you can see, the benefits of migrating your MDM to AWS are clear.

But what makes IMT’s approach different?

Download our fact sheet and get in touch to find out how your organization can benefit and register for our Webinar on April 22 at 11AM CT – Start Planning your Migration to AWS

Stay tuned for the rest of our series that will focus on security and privacy, managed services and secure data migration and integration with AWS. If you’re ready to start planning your cloud migration journey with IMT, contact your current account representative or email us at sales@imt.ca.