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Astrazeneca Accelerates Pharmaceutical Science With The Cloud

Discover how this leading biopharmaceutical company uses data to advance life-changing treatments

Aug 26, 2019


Data Visionary AstraZeneca uses data to:

  • Advance research and develop medications
  • Accelerate medications’ time to market
  • Identify patient-specific treatments

Imagine a world where data has the power to make magic happen. To create hyper-targeted medical treatments that change lives—and save lives. Imagine a world where urgent cures are contingent on agility, and where this agility is powered by the cloud. With NetApp, this world is reality. And this Data Visionary is AstraZeneca.

Science-led and data-driven, global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca develops life-changing treatments for patients all over the world. And, together with his team, AstraZeneca’s Global Infrastructure Services Director Scott Hunter makes data agility a priority every day.

“We had to transform our entire business,” said Hunter. “It’s all about agility. It’s all about speed to market. As part of our digital transformation journey, we’ve seen certain drugs coming out between two and three years, which is a massive change not only to AstraZeneca as a company, but also to our patients who are getting life-changing treatments a lot quicker.”

By partnering with NetApp, AstraZeneca has been able to design and implement a data strategy for its hybrid multicloud environment. This dynamic movement of data to any cloud from any cloud allows for faster analysis and discovery.

“Working with the NetApp team has proven to be a massive success,” said Hunter. “The future for my team is to drive innovation to enable AstraZeneca to discover more magic molecules which bring life-changing treatments to our patients.”

AstraZeneca is using data to take biological research, scientific development, and patient-centric medicine to an entirely new level. To a place where what’s next in medicine answers what’s needed in medicine—such as evolving proteins to the point of curing advanced cancers.

“With nanotechnology we’ve been able to build not only singular medicines but combination therapies that target a specific ailment. When we combine that with the data of the patient's condition, we see patient’s treatment timelines reduced dramatically,” he said. “That’s what makes a lot of us get out of our beds in the morning—not so much your job, but how your job can affect somebody's life.”

Learn how NetApp helps AstraZeneca bring revolutionary treatments to market quicker.

AstraZeneca is a global biopharmaceutical company that uses data and cloud integration to deliver life-changing medications to patients all over the world.



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