Why Sustainability Trumps Speed in Effective Cloud RolloutsDilip Nath, Deputy CIO, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, on Cloud Transformation
Cloud transformation holds paramount importance in today's healthcare environment. Not only does it make patient care, data accessibility, and operational efficiency possible, but also enables real-time collaboration and facilitates advanced analytics. Rapid access to critical information, seamless scalability and reduced infrastructure costs further underscore the transformative potential of cloud solutions, paving the way for a more interconnected and patient-centric healthcare ecosystem.
With a history spanning 180 years, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, is on a cloud transformation journey with a well-defined road map to achieve infrastructure elasticity, better disaster recovery and reduction in carbon footprint.
"We are on course to achieve our goals well within time. However, for any large-scale cloud migration to succeed, planning and sustainability should be given more importance than the speed of deployment," Nath said.
In this video interview with ISMG, Nath discussed:
- Challenges of legacy IT and impact of COVID-19 on its transformation;
- A systematic approach to cloud migration;
- Why security should be a shared responsibility between organizations and governments.
Nath has more than 20 years of collaborative and tactical executive leadership experience. He is committed to enhancing the end-user customer experience to support evolving business needs. By cost-effectively utilizing technology in alignment with corporate financial goals, he successfully managed annual investments and expenditures ranging between $30-$40 million.