“Patient data like records and lab work tend to expand exponentially. Clumio’s infinite scalability means I don’t have to worry about backup keeping up with growth.”
-Fred Gagle, VP of Technology
Migrating to the Cloud
Computing in an on-premises environment, BioPlus’s IT team was always playing catchup. They felt they were chronically behind, as the company was growing faster than the team could add servers, technologies and solutions. They knew they needed to move to the cloud to better enable their growth. BioPlus operates in a highly regulated space, subject to HIPAA, Medicare and PCI compliance standards, and of course the medical field is known to be a prime target of ransomware attacks.
Once BioPlus decided to migrate to the cloud, their journey took about 11 months. They selected AWS because they felt those services would best support BioPlus’s brand promise and speed to service. They needed virtually unlimited resources to enable growth and scale as they expanded into new markets. The other very important factor was AWS’s security and compliance.
Data Protection Challenges
If one thing is a given, Fred knew BioPlus’s data had to be secure, and he liked that Clumio is built with security at the forefront of thought. He also had to consider long-term retention requirements for patient records, since HIPAA requires 6 years, and CMS requires 10 years for medicare providers. Because BioPlus processes payments, they are also subject to PCI, which requires end-to-end encryption. Clumio delivers on all of these needs.
Fred loved that Clumio’s infinite scalability meant he wouldn’t have to worry about backup keeping up with growth. Especially considering that patient data like records and lab work tend to expand exponentially. Clumio’s elasticity was and is key to enabling BioPlus’s growth and success.
Finding Even More Benefits in Clumio
Fred and his colleagues at BioPlus were already thrilled with everything Clumio delivered, but there were a few additional wow factors that really sealed the deal:
- Speed to implementation: BioPlus was able to have their Clumio backups fully up and running in less than a week from signing up.
- Fast recovery times
- Individual file restore capabilities
- SaaS simplicity allowed Fred’s team to focus on their many other tasks
- Clumio saved BioPlus about 20% vs the other solutions considered
Read more at How BioPlus Simplified Ransomware Protection.
Hear from Fred Gagle, VP of Technology, what they prioritized when moving to the cloud and why they chose Clumio to protect their data.