Amtrak Moves Business-Critical Applications to the Cloud, Relies on CloudHealth for Cloud Management

Amtrak, America’s Railroad formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has moved its business-critical applications to a cloud hosting environment. The organization is relying on the CloudHealth cloud management platform to ensure its tier one applications are successfully running in the cloud, while reducing costs.

Amtrak relies on CloudHealth Technologies to ensure its business applications and training environments run smoothly in the cloud, through managing governance and controls functionality tied to infrastructure management and provisioning. The company would also benefit from significant cost savings based on CloudHealth’s cost management and cost allocation reporting capabilities.

As a result of Amtrak’s success with CloudHealth, the company is moving forward with migrating additional applications to its cloud hosting environment.

31.6 million passengers

cloud-management“Moving business-critical applications to the cloud was an important move for us, given our focus on delivering system solutions in a timelier manner, while cutting costs,” said Bill Duncan, director of EMS technology services at Amtrak. “Making sense of the millions of rows of data tied to our cloud assets presented a complex challenge. The CloudHealth platform enabled us to benefit from a holistic view, allowing us to easily manage our cloud hosting environment.”

CloudHealth provides a single, comprehensive view of the entire cloud hosting ecosystem, enabling enterprises to align cloud operations with business objectives, reduce costs and proactively manage performance to meet service levels for the business. As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner, CloudHealth provides visibility into AWS environments, creating value through business insight into assets, costs, performance, provisioning, budgets and revenue.

In FY 2013, a record 31.6 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces.