Sean Dwyer

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Every successful company hits growing pains at some point along the way. One of the most harrowing for IT is the transition from the "build it quick!" startup mindset to the more structured and stable mentality of a mid-stage business. For VIIAD Systems, a healthcare technology company that is reinventing how healthcare information flows, our transition from startup to mid-stage was marked by a transition from a physical, bare metal solution to a private cloud. We had been experiencing an almost overwhelming influx of business over the last two years, which was both a blessing and a challenge. Like many small businesses, we had pieced together our infrastructure over the years, which eventually resulted in an expensive and "clunky" solution. Upgrading our systems was a daunting task, and we were concerned that any downtime to critical systems would be crushing to ... (more)