March 24, 2022
How Effective Software Development Can Affect Cloud Hosting Costs
DARI Motion is the world’s only FDA-cleared markerless motion analytics solution provider. Their solution delivers validated 3D kinematic and kinetic motion analysis that provides data on a patient’s movement and motion health. Providing services to military personnel, healthcare workers, patients, and athletes, DARI Motion provides accurate movement data to take better care of their bodies and avoid musculoskeletal injuries.
However, the DARI Motion platform relies on its biomechanical database of more than 400 billion data points to work. This platform lives in the cloud, and the amount of money DARI Motion spent on cloud computing costs is staggering. Since DARI Motion needs cloud storage for scale, security and operational efficiency, not using the cloud for its database is impossible.
To reduce costs and help alleviate this financial burden, Flint Hills Group developed a custom solution software to tackle the problem. This solution was not only a unique piece of custom software but an innovative solution that helped DARI motion cut down their cloud costs by up to 70%.
When Security Is A Priority
Since DARI Motion handles confidential data, security is a top priority. To keep their user data as safe as possible, they needed to make the security of their database a priority.
Unfortunately, the cloud solution they relied on had them paying more every year, especially as new customers joined in. DARI Motion needed a custom solution that improved its security and operational efficiency and did not disrupt any existing clients or their data.
The Custom Software Solution
The custom software solution that saved DARI Motion started with cloud engineers who developed a comprehensive cloud assessment to identify the biggest culprit: unnecessary cloud spending with redundant resources. Once the problems were identified, the developers removed these culprits and found a solution. They created a unique custom software program that accomplished the following:
Significant Cost Savings: A solution reduced the total cost of ownership by up to 70% for DARI Motion.
Greater Operational Efficiency: Cloud spending was reduced, not by cutting down computation power or cloud storage, but through innovative and complete reallocation and use of resources.
Simplified Workflows: The new workflow simplified the work involved to set up use for future clients and improved the process of making changes to existing ones.
Minimal Refactoring of Code: A minimal disruption was created through choosing Managed Instance Group (MIG) instead of AppEngine/CloudRun. The result was that DARI Motion’s cloud setup was improved enormously with virtually no hit on productivity.
Implementation of Powerful Cloud Features: Implementing auto-scaling and auto-healing features allowed for efficient scaling according to the traffic and workloads. This update helped DARI Motion be more resilient to unexpected increases in workloads.
For A Unique Problem, Get A Custom Solution
Like DARI Motion and its unique problem, if your business could use a custom solution to solve some problems don’t hesitate to seek one out. Off-the-shelf solutions are not robust enough and they lack the scalability to handle vast amounts of datasets and complicated computations. For businesses like DARI Motion, seeking a custom solution to solve the problem, not only saved them money on their cloud costs but also gave them a newer streamlined process to onboard new clients.
If you need a custom solution, look no further than Flint Hills Group. At FHG our team of highly skilled developers knows how to create custom software solutions for your unique situation. From design to development, to launch, Flint Hills Group is your go-to for custom software to will enhance your business operations. Don’t settle for an off-the-shelf solution for your business, and consider how FHG can build you something that will grow, scale, and fit your business!
Julie Simpson is a freelance writer, SEO consultant and technology enthusiast from Lucedale, Mississippi. When not writing articles and updating websites, she can be found working on her 7-acre farm with her husband, daughters, and assortment of plants, chickens, dogs, cats, and sheep.
Julie Simpson is a freelance writer. SEO consultant and technology enthusiast from Lucedale, Mississippi. When not writing articles and updating websites, she can be found working on her 7-acre farm with her husband, daughters, and assortment of plants, chickens, dogs, cats, and sheep.