Application Modernization Enabling the Technology to Support Innovation Initiatives
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the main organization that represents the interest of the nation’s four million registered nurses. Founded in 1896, they are the strongest voice for the profession and have members across the United States and in U.S. territories. By empowering, supporting, and encouraging nurses, ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of healthcare for all. Subsidiaries of ANA include American Academy of Nursing, American Nurses Foundation, and American Nurses Credentialing Center.
ANA was facing challenges with their hosting environment including lagging, unreliability, and difficulty with scaling, monitoring, and deployment. They were looking to modernize their applications, reduce operational costs, increase speed to market, and consolidate technologies. As a result, they were looking for a way to migrate their current applications on development, test, demo, and production environments to Microsoft Azure Platform using the best practices for security, scaling, monitoring, deployment, and management.
ANA was looking to modernize their systems in order to stay relevant in the evolving industry. In order to help ANA achieve this, Motifworks initiated a cloud economics solution assessment to gain insight son the client’s current environment. After working closely with ANA, Motifworks was able to determine which workloads needed to be prioritized for migration planning, understand the application portfolio, and create an actionable roadmap for a full-scale migration to the cloud using Azure. Motifworks worked to move all the applications off the NTT hosting service to Azure. By doing this, Motifworks enabled the technology needed to support the modernization initiatives such as the Association Management System refresh and OARS 2.0. In the end, ANA had a complete, actionable roadmap to cloud in the form of business case, readiness analysis, migration strategy, and phased migration plan.
It was very easy to work with Motifworks. One of the things that they always seem to do is go above and beyond. To give you an example of that, we had an issue that occurred on a Saturday. We called them up, they were more than willing to help us, they came in, solved the problem, and we were back up and running.
We decided to work with Motifworks for a couple of reasons. First was the reputation. Second was how quickly they were able to understand what we wanted to accomplish and what our vision was. But most importantly, we saw how quickly they could add value to our process.
We really enjoy working with Motifworks. We have really seen them become part of our team and we see them as a partner. We look forward to seeing what great things we will accomplish together.
–Jeffrey Adkins, Manager of Enterprise Application Development
American Nurses Association
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