Case Study
Zipnosis
Accelerated Data Migration to AWS

Overview

Minneapolis-based Zipnosis is a white-label virtual care platform powering the virtual triage and visits of over 50 large health systems and their patients across the country. At the early stages of a global pandemic, they engaged Object Partners to build an AWS cloud platform and securely migrate their data to AWS from a managed service provider.

Challenge

Covid-19 emerged in early 2020 and telehealth services were leveraged to reduce stress on hospital systems. Overnight, telehealth web requests jumped from 5,000 per minute to 40,000 per minute. With OPI, Zipnosis was able to pivot to condense their AWS migration plan timeline from six to three months. They needed a platform architecture designed to satisfy HITRUST certification, HIPAA, and SOC2 compliance; and they needed to migrate their legacy database seamlessly under the downtime constraint of service level agreements (SLAs) across multiple web-facing applications.

Solution

Platform Engineering: In order to build a modern, infrastructure as code, HIPAA compliant, and HITRUST certified environment, OPI built upon the AWS platform using Terraform and Elastic Kubernetes Service. Tools were created to roll out an Application Envelope using serverless components, creating a certified HIPAA environment that could be rolled out at the push of a button.

Database Migration: To efficiently migrate the data from the existing legacy cloud-hosted system to Amazon Aurora Postgres, Object Partners created a custom service. The data migration required a creative, secure and encrypted streaming-data solution that moved the data in two waves, over a low bandwidth connection, ensuring compliance with SLAs.

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Business Benefits

Zipnosis now manages their platform in-house. Given that additional flexibility, scaling up and down is now easier and more cost effective. Their infrastructure is secure, performant, and scalable, making their services more marketable to new customers. The modern technologies they’ve implemented, like Kubernetes on Amazon EKS, make recruiting top talent much easier. Zipnosis is well-positioned for continued growth.

Why Object Partners

Object Partners ramped up the team quickly. They innovated a unique, creative solution for data migration using streaming data that maintained HITRUST Certification and HIPAA compliance. The AWS platform was designed to provide a push button deployment of a HIPAA compliant, HITRUST compliant Application Envelope. The OPI team provided priceless guidance on critical decisions while leveling up employee skill sets on new technologies, so Zipnosis could accelerate this critical project during a global pandemic.