Posts tagged IT Infrastructure Qualification
A Step-by-Step Guide to "continuously" Qualify Microsoft Azure PaaS and Serverless Architectures

I very frequently get asked whether Azure Platform-as-a Service (PaaS which includes Serverless Architectures) can be qualified as well?  Surprisingly, this question is asked even by Azure users who agree that Azure IaaS can be qualified.  In this blog post I will provide a prescriptive guide to intelligently qualify Azure PaaS and maintain it in a qualified state (QS). 

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Continuous Qualification for AWS or Microsoft Azure - How is it done?

The question is "Can Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure be qualified so that Life Science companies can run validated apps on it?"   

Cloud releases updates and changes at such great velocities that leaves all validation specialists continuously wondering on how to qualify it.  Traditional strategies including GAMP 5 was never designed to address continuous changes.  These models were designed for a "waterfall" world and not an "agile" one.  It is not possible to qualify an infrastructure where changes are released without release notes with such an outdated mindset and toolset.

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This blog post is Part 2 in this series. What are the key steps involved in continuously validating a Cloud App? (click here for Part 1). 

The above diagram depicts the key elements of a Continuous Validation Program for a Cloud App. One has to bear in mind that the underlying IaaS and PaaS infrastructure is constantly changing. In fact, the Cloud App itself is continuously changing. In the new cloud world very rarely you are given the option of pinning to an "ancient" version. Thus this Continuous Validation Framework is designed to mitigate these risks and ensure that your cloud app is maintained in a validated state.

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IT Infrastructure and Network Qualification Case Study

Problem Definition

A company, with several facilities across multiple continents, was looking to qualify their network infrastructure. The qualification effort was underway for over six months prior to ValiMation’s involvement, and the project going nowhere fast.  The qualification effort had the following stumbling blocks....

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