Vitalmex grows having servers on Google Cloud Platform

About the company

Grupo Vitalmex was founded in 1976, as a health equipment and hardware vendor. From then on, it began a success story that today has positioned them as the top provider most of the most important health centers in Mexico in the field of kidney diseases and metabolic, cardiovascular, operating room and diagnostic imaging rely on.

The challenge 

Vitalmex IT team was presented with one of the most common questions for an infrastructure management team, whether to continue with an on-prem hosted virtualized VM environment that had been generating sizing, stability and security issues or to finally take a step forward and migrate their infrastructure to the Cloud. After evaluating all the possible options, they concluded that the best option for their organization was to start their migration process to Google Cloud Platform hand in hand with a local Premier Partner, in this case, Nubosoft.

The solution
Our engineering team carried out the evaluation on the architecture documentation provided by Vitalmex’s IT team, corresponding to their on-premise servers that had different issues such as those already mentioned above. The first evaluation was aimed at deciding which workloads could be first migrated to Google Cloud. After this first phase, the challenge was to configure their new Google Cloud projects, network routings, Firewall, VPN tunnels, backup settings, and migration tool (Migrate for Compute Engine). All the configurations required to be compatible with Vitalmex’s production workloads. The functional requirements were tested in the new staging and production networks and VPN segments. Nubosoft team validated that the Cloud Migration environment was correctly installed and configured in the client’s legacy environment (VMware vSphere) before starting the migration of 25+ virtual machines to Google Cloud. Within a few weeks, the migration process of every single workload was completed and every single production environment was now running on Google Cloud.

The result
Vitalmex has freed itself from the burden and expenses derived from an on-prem infrastructure such as electricity, space, air conditioning and human resources; hardware obsolescence is no longer an issue, software updates are executed with a few simple command lines and virtual machines run with optimal configurations and no hardware limitations. Additionally, there is an emergency recovery plan which generates a backup every 24 hours for each of the virtual machines hosted in Google Cloud, being able to recover an image up to 30 days in the future, having an improved RTO (Recovery Time Objective). Google Cloud’s VPC, with totally isolated VLANs that can be created with minimal effort, provide Vitalmex development team the ability to test environments with new versions intended to be tested and later released in production environments, eliminating all these resources once they have been released.