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INDUSTRY Public Health PRODUCTS Cloud Server, Dedicated HIPAA Server PAIN POINTS The weight loss site offers f ree programs during the holidays, but often suffered f rom cloud server crashes due to the increased traffic. In addition, user data needed to be securely stored on HIPAA-compliant servers without slowing the service down. HOW LIQUID WEB HELPED The Most Helpful Humans in Hosting TM migrated the entire sercive onto HIPAA servers that could handle any surge in seasonal use. Seeing a 35% growth in traffic YOY. "Great advice on any question we've ever had" Health Site Turns to Liquid Web for HIPAA- Compliant Holiday Reliability Sarah Myer maintains the web sites for North Carolina State University's online program to help Americans suffering f rom being overweight or who have diabetes. The health program's most popular site, esmmweighless. com (Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less), offers a f ree weight maintenance program over the holidays and the number of hits it gets during this period increases significantly. In the past, their cloud server had crashed on the first day of the holiday challenge because of the increased traffic. This meant that many people who were looking to use this opportunity to lose weight lost the motivation to attempt the challenge by visiting the site at a later date. On top of the reliability problems, compliance-related issues also came into play. Because sharing health information is a privacy concern, HIPAA compliant servers had to be implemented to conform to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The consequences of the loss of personal medical data could cause irreparable damage to a patient --- as well as the site it was taken f rom. Myer needed a solution to the reliability issues associated with the uptick in traffic as well as someone to handle the migration of information

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