CASE STUDIES

Danaher Case Study

Danaher transformative move into the cloud

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The Challenge

Desires to strengthen position in the market

Danaher created a line of cloud-connected medical devices for dental imaging and collaboration. The company approached Onica to create a cloud-native solution that would:

  • Store patient data in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
  • Synchronize data in real-time with dental practices around the world.
  • Liberate patient information and x-ray images in the cloud.
  • Offer a hybrid approach to connect physical-world dental practices with cloud-based services.
  • Take advantage of DevOps concepts to prevent costly human errors due to a complex deployment environment.
The Solution

Single-software solution

Onica embarked on custom development to enable web-based and cloud-accessible viewing and collaboration around dental imaging. The single-software solution was deployable to both the cloud and the dental office, removing the need for dozens of legacy thick-client solutions. Onica worked with multiple operating companies within Danaher to architect their software to utilize AWS cloud services. The resulting infrastructure:

  • Utilizes CloudFormation for infrastructure automation.
  • Utilizes Chef for configuration management and application deployments.
  • Is managed with a Jenkins-based continuous integration and delivery pipeline, while respecting the controls needed in a medical device.
  • Is fully self-healing in the event of component-level failures or entire AZ failures.

All of the above was developed while considering HIPAA-compliance and honoring the AWS requirements for HIPAA applications in the cloud. The deployment pipeline is engineered to fully deploy entire environments — comprised of dozens of applications — with a single click.

Onica now serves as Danaher’s operations center for their cloud-based dental imaging products, 24-7-365.

BACKGROUND

Ranked #149 on the Fortune 500

Ranked #149 on the Fortune 500, Danaher Corporation is a global conglomerate with major businesses in the areas of life sciences and diagnostics, environmental and industrial technologies, and dental science. Danaher produces a wide range of dental consumables, equipment, and services to help dental professionals improve clinical outcomes and enhance productivity.

THE RESULT

Safe and effective mechanism to remotely access and back up their data

The newly deployed, cloud-connected products currently support thousands of dentists across the globe, providing them with a safe and effective mechanism to remotely access and back up their data. Other results achieved:

  • The power of the cloud enables modern collaboration and reinforces Danaher Imaging Technologies as a technology leader in its industry
  • The solution has been independently and successfully assessed for HIPAA and security compliance
  • Deployment of new software environments or updates to existing environments are greatly simplified, resulting in more successful deployments
  • Zero downtime of the cloud applications due to the self-healing nature of the environment
Why Us

Why Onica

Onica is one of the largest and fastest-growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners in the world, helping companies enable, operate, and innovate in the cloud. From migration strategy to operational excellence and immersive transformation, Onica is a full spectrum AWS integrator. Learn more at www.onica.com.