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Sharp Faced Challenge of Upgrading IT Infrastructure with Legacy Apps

May 15, 2019 / Fred Donovan

San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare was struggling to modernize its IT infrastructure while maintaining support for legacy applications, explained Kevin Rothstein, network engineer at Sharp HealthCare. The health system was outgrowing its physical infrastructure for the data center, it was focused on virtualization to reduce underutilized hardware in its facilities, and it wanted to improve its security strategy. Instead of rebuilding its data center or attempting to force-fit its legacy apps in the cloud, Sharp decided to put everything in a colocation facility and manage it remotely with a software-defined network.