As customer demand grew for the ZappRx platform, the company needed to expand its data center computing capacity. Senior management considered the choice of a maintaining internal control with the large capital expense of building its own on premise data center vs. the smaller monthly operational expense of utilizing a cloud platform provider.
Another key decision was whether to hire an internal team to manage and monitor the data center or partner with a managed service provider. Outsourcing both the data center and the management function would require developing a high level of trust with external partners—especially where ZappRX must ensure its medication management platform conforms to HIPAA regulations.
“Mission impresses us with their cloud expertise—they are a great sounding board for any questions we have and always bring us up-to-speed quickly on any new AWS features. With their help, we have practically created a ‘push-button’ environment in the cloud.”
Chief Technology Officer
ZappRx found the answers to its challenges by turning to Mission and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Mission consulted and advised on how to best set up the AWS environment in order to transition the ZappRx platform to the cloud with minimal business interruptions. Mission's Managed DevOps team also helped build the initial development, testing, demo and production environments so ZappRX can now automatically roll code from one environment to the other.
After also making sure the AWS platform properly complies with HIPAA regulations and remains secure, The Mission Cloud One team has since monitored the cloud environment to ensure the ZappRX applications continue to meet the needs of patients, physicians and pharmacists around the clock. With the cloud platform fully built, internal ZappRx resources now add new computing components when necessary.
In addition to providing ZappRX with a continuous integration environment across the application lifecycle, the partnership with Mission and AWS has generated several key benefits:
ZappRx is modernizing and simplifying the way specialty medications are managed. The company provides a secure, collaborative online platform that allows physicians and pharmacists to work together to improve patient access to treatment while also delivering medicine faster with fewer hassles and greater transparency.