Many life sciences companies are beginning their public and hybrid cloud journeys. However, when they decide to migrate GxP applications to the cloud, the infrastructure supporting it must comply with GxP requirements. Our analysis of the infrastructure underlying Microsoft Azure shows that it can be maintained in a controlled state provided proper change management and automated testing controls and management tools are in place.
Accenture’s analysis will help life sciences companies:
Analyze the controls required to leverage Microsoft Azure
Define how Microsoft Azure can meet those controls
Define the levels of ownership and participation from life sciences companies when validating and maintaining GxP systems hosted on Microsoft Azure
This paper is aimed at business decision makers and compliance professionals who are looking to establish the strategy for their GxP applications. As IT portfolio management is a specialized field, many organizations will find it helpful to work with a partner such as Accenture to analyze their portfolio of GxP applications, and determine which ones to move first, based on overall suitability and on the likely complexity of validation in the new environment.
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