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How Fortis Healthcare moved entirely to a public cloud

Radhika Nallayam | Aug. 6, 2014
Only 15 percent of Indian CIOs currently use or plan to use the public cloud. Here's why Fortis Healthcare's CIO is one of them.n--

Today, users don't have to worry about the size of attachments while sending an e-mail or the delay in opening an app during busy hours. "But nobody notices when you turn on the switch and the room is lit up. But people do get disappointed when it does not happen," he says.

But for the IT team, the move to the public cloud was worth all the debate and effort. Sood says his team does not really spend much time on mundane tasks like capacity planning and infrastructure monitoring anymore. They are able to focus on factors that drive business and growth. The time spent on 'keeping the lights on' reduced drastically.

 The economic benefits of the public cloud were significant. With the savings achieved, IT could take up other new projects that were crying for attention — without increasing budget. Sood is able to allocate significant portion of his IT budget to newer and innovative projects now.

A team that once looked at the public cloud with disbelief now is fully is confident in the fact that there was no other way to do it.


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