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Case Study: Pfizer

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Technology Category
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Virtual Private Cloud
Applicable Industries
  • Pharmaceuticals
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
The Challenge
Pfizer’s high-performance computing software and systems for worldwide research and development support large-scale data analysis, research projects, clinical analytics, and modeling. Pfizer’s computing services are used across the spectrum of research and development efforts, from the deep biological understanding of disease to the design of safe, efficacious therapeutic agents.
The Customer
About The Customer
Pfizer is an American global pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, with 78,300 employees worldwide.
The Solution
Pfizer has now set up an instance of the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to provide a secure environment with which to carry out computations for research and development. The VPC has enabled Pfizer to respond to these challenges by providing the means to compute beyond the capacity of the dedicated computing systems, which provides answers in a timely manner.
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Installation]
    There is no need to invest in additional hardware and software, reducing installation lead times and costs.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Exploring specific scientific questions in a timely, scalable manner helps Pfizer make better decisions more quickly.
  • [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis, leading to new product discoveries that would otherwise not have been possible.

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