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Amgen moves bulk of its cloud infrastructure onto Amazon Web Services

November 27, 2018 / Diana Manos

Biotech giant Amgen is moving the vast majority of its cloud infrastructure to Amazon Web Services to better leverage the vast amounts of clinical data it has available -- and to apply machine learning and AI to that data for the discovery of new treatments, according to an AWS statement issued today. WHY IT MATTERS This is another example of the recent moves being made by hospitals, biotech and pharma to find cloud environments that can support more robust tech infrastructures for research and development. THE BIGGER TREND A new study by analyst firm IDC says the pace of digital transformation is becoming exponential and a period of multiplied innovation and disruption over the next five years is coming, wherein connectivity, AI and revamped infrastructure will be the focus. That’s why more and more vendors are looking to the use of complex multi-cloud environments. Recently, ClearData, IBM and PureStorage have positioned themselves for the use of a mix of public and private sec...