HIPAA compliant and containerized, AllCloud was able to build a customized and secure HIPAA compliant solution atop AWS ECS (EC2 Container Service) that is both easy to manage and scalable.
The entire process started with our own deployment on a standard EC2. When we started to face difficulty setting up High Availability and automatic recovery, we decided to focus our attention on AWS ElasticSearch managed service, but it wasn’t HIPAA eligible so we needed to find a different solution.
AWS ECS was HIPAA eligible at that moment, we thought okay we should setup ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) on AWS ECS as it is a high-performance container orchestration service that allows you to easily run and scale containerized applications. With all of this, we will no longer need to install and operate a container orchestration software or manage and scale a cluster.
The following diagram and summary bullets present the solution we came up with.