“Because we had the partnership with Turbonomic, it expedited our ability to execute. It helped us tell the story and gave us better data. Instead of it being a two or three-year journey for people to start to conceptualize that cloud is elastic, we showed how we could use the cloud to better manage costs and performance.”
Bryan de Boer
The Journey to Cloud Elasticity Stretches to On-Premises
Through persistent education of all stakeholders – which Bryan even noted was “fun” – Providence overcame their cultural challenges around the cloud and expedited their cloud elasticity journey. In just 10 months, more than 1,900 workloads were safely migrated to Microsoft Azure, with a total infrastructure footprint of about 3,000 workloads. Providence achieved more than $2M in savings through optimization actions while assuring application performance even during peak demand.
One ingredient to Providence’s success was the adoption of Turbonomic, both as an optimization platform and strategic partner. Using Turbonomic, Providence proved that automation actions were safe – especially for the literally life-saving applications required for their patients’ health.
Not only were they able to migrate – they were also able to advance beyond a lift-and-shift approach to optimize their infrastructure as they moved to Microsoft Azure, cleaning up their environment in the process. “Project Tetris” was born at the onset of Turbonomic adoption at Providence to help optimize their on-premises compute, and it remains a key program for the Providence team today. By reducing on-premises costs and waste, they freed up financial and human resources – which can now be invested into modernization initiatives that provide better healthcare outcomes for patients.
Providence’s digital transformation is far from over as they journey to become a modern, industry-leading healthcare services conglomerate. Throughout this journey, Turbonomic will remain an integral part of Providence’s strategy in order to simplify their on-premises ecosystem and optimize deployment of their new applications on Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS services.