Medscheme goes highly scalable and available on AWS

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Medscheme is South Africa’s largest health risk management services provider and second largest medical aid administrator, reaching over three million people.

“AWS enabled us to launch our applications in a very short space of time by extending our current environment into the cloud and enabling low cost scaling.” Lourens Walters GM, Medscheme

BACKGROUND

  • Needed a hosting platform for their new PHR (Personal Health Record) system
  • Medscheme needed  a cost effective, highly available and highly scalable hosting platform as well as development environments for their systems
  • Needed to re-architect the hosting infrastructure surrounding the EHR (Electronic Health Record) system; which was non-scalable with limited redundancy  

SOLUTION 

  • Built robust, cloud based software development environments in AWS; as well as implemented mature release management processes leveraging Elastic Beanstalk
  • Deployed highly available and auto-scaling instances of the PHR (Personal Health Record) and EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems into AWS
  • Re-architected and optimized EHR (Electronic Health Record) system in AWS with auto-scaling and high availability
  • Using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Elastic Beanstalk, VPN and VPC

BENEFITS

  • AWS enabled Medscheme to launch their application in a very short space of time, extending their current environment into the cloud, integrating information from different sources, and enabling scaling without incurring huge upfront costs
  • Enables Medscheme to host and deliver the high level of uptime and governance required in the medical insurance industry

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On January 28, 2016
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