Cerner is a leading global supplier of healthcare IT solutions and services based in Kansas City, Missouri.
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.
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.
BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization.
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
“IT Infrastructure Capacity Management requires a multifaceted knowledge about
technology, business processes, and practice. The ability to talk to all the different
areas of the organization provides the unique advantage of creating reliable and
accurate models to predict and plan around IT infrastructure Capacity Risks. Moviri
SMEs brought to Cerner knowledge about the tools, methodologies, and processes
that helped with maturing the practice to an unprecedented level that still provides
benefits to the storage, compute and network infrastructure capacity planning.”