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Best Practices for Optimizing a Cloud Infrastructure

Healthcare Data Integration Platform

Areas of Expertise

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Business Process Automation
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Cloud Orchestration
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Performance Optimization


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Life Science
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Technology Used


When a leading healthcare data integration platform needed to optimize its cloud infrastructure, the organization sought Six Feet Up’s expertise. As home to one of only 24 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Community Heroes in North America, Six Feet Up has a deep understanding of how organizations can leverage cloud technologies to lower costs, increase operational efficiency and/or innovate at scale.

The goals for optimizing the cloud infrastructure included:

  • supporting the company’s continued growth and scalability,
  • improving developer workflows via automation,
  • providing seamless onboarding experiences and
  • reducing runtime costs of individual instances.

Implementation Details

To help the healthcare data integration platform meet its goals, Six Feet Up’s team of expert developers prepared a white paper and in-depth action plan which included:

  • a system review of the existing cloud infrastructure and the dependencies on which the system was running,
  • the pros and cons of using LocalStack versus AWS for hosting and further developing the data integration platform, and
  • best practices and next steps for implementation.

System Review

To fully understand how the current system worked, Six Feet Up developers worked closely with the company's in-house developer team to identify the system interdependencies and configurations that were critical to operations. Working collaboratively to identify these elements gave Six Feet Up a better understanding of how the platform could begin saving time and money with a revised cloud optimization strategy.

Pros and Cons: A Cloud Service Analysis

Six Feet Up analyzed the pros and cons of using both LocalStack and AWS. The team concluded that AWS was the optimal choice for supporting the company’s wide range of services in the cloud.

Best Practices and System Improvement Recommendations

Ensuring that the revised cloud optimization strategy would remain sustainable and scalable was critical to the success of the project. Six Feet Up documented best practices and shared recommendations for system improvements, which included:

  • isolating component dependencies,
  • breaking down the current monolithic system with microservices, and
  • providing up-to-date, comprehensive documentation for new team members.

Together, Six Feet Up’s comprehensive recommendations will help the healthcare data integration platform meet its goals and ensure the company’s optimized cloud infrastructure will run smoothly going forward.


Optimizing the healthcare data integration platform's existing cloud architecture is a critical business move that will improve the company’s processes and significantly reduce costs. Six Feet Up provided the expertise needed to make data-driven decisions about the future of the company's cloud infrastructure.


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