Optimizing Business Storage Capacity While Driving Value.

About the Company

Cerner is a leading global supplier of healthcare IT solutions and services based in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Founded in 1979.
  • $6 billion annual revenue.
  • 27,000 employees supporting 450,000 physicians at over 25,000 healthcare
    provider facilities in 35 countries. 
  • Vision: “health plus care” to improve health outcomes while reducing cost.

The Capacity Optimization Challenges

With a growing user base in a highly competitive sector, Cerner had to sustain its growth while working within the constraints of its IT infrastructure. 

Constantly changing application stacks, new collaborative requirements and a shift to agile processes provided a complex context around IT management.
Business service owners and information technology professionals across the
organization needed to collaborate to define a new capacity strategy for
virtualization, storage, and network infrastructure, to correlate drivers of business change to operations metrics in IT.

Cerner’s technology organization needed to gain full visibility over its infrastructure to improve efficiency, reduce IT spending, and reduce capacity-related risk.

Strategy and Solution

Cerner partnered with Moviri to drive the evolution of its infrastructure capacity management practice. Cerner’s primary goals for the project were to become more cost-effective and reduce capacity-related risks. The approach was initially implemented for Cerner’s storage infrastructure, then easily extended to its virtualization and network technologies.


  • Capture storage capacity-relevant metrics and business indicators to correlate IT requirements and business KPIs.
  • Provide total visibility on capacity-relevant metrics, from a technical and
    business-context perspective.
  • Analyze compute, network and storage resource usage to assess customer efficiency and prevent capacity-related incidents.


BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization.

Results and Benefits

Cerner was able to optimize its capacity needs and achieve significant storage cost savings, while at the same time, eliminating 100% of storage capacity incidents. The results were mentioned in a Forbes interview by Cerner’s CIO Bill Graff.


Yearly storage budget


Storage capacity

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