The organization needed to move its IT systems into a cloud infrastructure while preventing service interruptions.
Under pressure to meet rising expectations from citizens and employees, CSH Surrey is always seeking new ways to improve operational performance.
When the organization saw an opportunity to drive greater efficiency by moving its IT systems (running on a mixture of VMware and physical servers) into a shared data center facility and private cloud infrastructure based on Microsoft Hyper-V, it did not hesitate – but the migration presented a challenge.
David Snelling, director of information management and technology at CSH Surrey, said “Our employees need to be able to access a host of IT systems – such as our electronic patient record software – around the clock. Any interruptions to our services can be, at best, inconvenient to the citizens we serve and at worst, dangerous.”
Feeling a traditional “lift and shift” data center migration presented significant risk, CSH Surrey sought an approach that would enable it to test systems in advance for performance and compatibility.