Healthcare IT Solutions integrated with Google Cloud
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Headquartered in the UK, this healthcare technology company provides a growth engine tracking platform that seamlessly collects and transforms clinical notes into real-world evidence, for research. Spanning individual practitioners, to large, multinational organizations, the company enables healthcare providers the ability to build scale, and manage their own personalizations by incorporating social messaging and outcome-driven analytics into daily business activities.
As technologies and consumer needs changed, the healthcare technology company needed to apply additional features and improved user experience to its platform. However, since the platform had overgrown its initial implementation — built on a conventional Ruby on Rails app, this proved implausible. To find a solution, the company sought consultancy from Sphere Software.
After Sphere conducted a deeper discovery and analysis, they revealed it that the following issues needed to be addressed.
- UX and System Responsiveness: To achieve an improved UX and system responsiveness, the Sphere team proposed to implement single page application and separate logic from the backend.
- Deployment and Scalability: Since the application was placed on a single bare metal server, issues in scaling arose.
To resolve the challenges with the Ruby on Rails-based platform, Sphere migrated the platform to Google Cloud Platform.
We would divide the migration project into two phases:
- Separate the apps to several services the business logic and responsibilities defined that.
- Transition all of the services into a single Kubernetes cluster under the GCP infrastructure.
Dividing the project enabled the Sphere to achieve better scalability and fail tolerance of the app. By performing routine work of containerization and splitting the app, Sphere can identify areas that can be scaled independently and improved separately, without affecting the main app and business logic.
With a new GCP platform implemented, the healthcare technology company can now achieve unlimited personalizations to the UX, to satisfy its customer base. The GCP scales seamlessly, responsive to improvements, additional features, and functionality.
The Sphere team implemented Kubernetes cluster for this project and created a simple flow that allows the company to have an environment in a brief time. These improvements not only reduce time to market (and development time) but helps the business save on costs by applying best practices and GCP infrastructure.
Since 2005, Sphere Software has built innovative solutions, including technical staff augmentation and product teams to help the world’s most trusted brands move their business to the next level. For more information, visit www.sphereinc.com.