Case Study – Core Cloud Infrastructure for Covid-19 Response

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The Brief

Scholar was referred to work with a leading e-health provider to deliver a 24/7 Cloud Managed Service for their AWS cloud infrastructure. The e-health technology company were on key Government Healthcare Frameworks, with contract awards being expedited due to the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding in the UK. They required an experienced Cloud Managed Service company to help support their cloud infrastructure, to ensure their services were ready to respond to the high influx of traffic when their new services launched.


Our Technical Delivery team worked closely with the client’s development team to review the current set-up for security, resilience and scalability. The client’s internal team were planning a number of key application releases, in line with the award of Government healthcare contracts.

After reviewing the current set-up and technical roadmap, it was decided that building a fresh cloud environment on our Scholar VMware Cloud platform would allow for the necessary changes to be made a lot quicker and provide some considerable savings for the client for scaling out their cloud infrastructure.

There was a tight turnaround, so our team got to work with building and provisioning a multi-site cloud infrastructure environment. Resilience and uptime were key components of the new cloud architecture, so we designed a resilient multi-site set-up which would spread the cloud architecture across multiple UK datacentres. This multi-site cloud architecture delivered resilience by mitigating against any localised issues at the datacentres facilities, as well as enabling platform failover and data replication for the e-healthcare apps and API’s.

Gavin Pidgley, Technical Director commented: “It was a great project for the team to be involved in. Not only were we working with a new client, but we were also tasked with forming part of the team that was ensuring key healthcare services were available for the Covid-19 response in the UK. Our team were already working remotely, so communication was key to successfully delivering the new environment within the required timeline. I’m immensely proud of the Scholar team and are thrilled to be working with a progressive healthcare company to manage its business cloud infrastructure.

The new environment went live with the new services within the required timeline and we continue to work with the client to roll out new services.

Client Testimonial

The pace at which we had to work to make sure our services were ready was intense. Our internal development teams were doing a number of key releases and we really needed an infrastructure partner who could keep up with the pace of change. Scholar provided senior cloud infrastructure experience, coupled with a quick turnaround for the provisioning of our new cloud infrastructure. We had weekly progress call with their team, who kept us up to date every step of the way.”

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