For companies focused on ramping up quickly, the prospect of diverting resources and spending time building and managing IT infrastructure doesn’t make sense. Trusting an expert in technology to design and manage infrastructure and applications is the better option.
In a ground-breaking case, Outer Edge Technology delivered best-of-breed MES and other mission-critical applications through cloud-based infrastructure—meeting the security, regulatory and performance requirements for one of its Life Sciences customers. The successful project offers new options for highly regulated bio-pharma and other manufacturing companies who understand the strategic advantages of cloud-based infrastructure. Outer Edge has demonstrated that the cloud can support the performance and security requirements for mission-critical applications historically designed and implemented exclusively via on-premises deployment.
Bridging the cloud divide
The mature, full function MES applications that can support the exacting requirements of the Life Sciences industry were built for on-premises deployments. They have been developed over many years to meet specification, execution, compliance and manufacturer intelligence requirements in a fast-changing industry. And while software vendors are working diligently to move their applications to modern SaaS models, they are not market-ready. As a result, companies have been forced to maintain and manage expensive, distracting in-house IT infrastructure to support many best-of-breed mission critical applications.
To bridge the divide, Outer Edge engineers designed a cloud-based infrastructure specifically tailored to meet the exacting performance, compliance and security requirements of MES and other mission critical applications utilized in the Life Sciences and other industries.
Responsive end device processing
Early in the project, the performance requirements to support data collection from testing and manufacturing process equipment and monitoring devices were analyzed and addressed. Data collected through digital equipment for weighing, measuring, monitoring devices and more must be instantly available.
Outer Edge designed the cloud-based infrastructure to provide the performance and redundancy required to meet the critical nature of endpoint responsiveness.
Critical to the success of highly regulated manufacturing is the assurance of secure, responsive data connections to production and monitoring equipment.
Data protection by experts
The growing sophistication of hackers is driving many organizations to the cloud so they can take advantage of highly secure, continuous, expert data management. Threats from both inside and outside the organization need the full attention of dedicated security resources and expertise.
Working with multiple platforms, including AWS®, Microsoft Azure® and private cloud, Outer Edge objectively evaluates the compliance and security requirements to best support each company’s unique situation. Through regulated, cloud infrastructure design, data is secured and protected with cutting edge technology tools.
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Best-in-class mission-critical applications without compromise
With a partner like Outer Edge, Life Science and other manufacturing organizations can get the full value of mature, high-function applications without the IT headaches. Outer Edge technology professionals work diligently with their clients to clearly define requirements. Working closely with security and technical teams, every layer of an infrastructure is evaluated, defined and engineered to meet its customers’ requirements.
Choosing the best combination of public and private cloud configurations, Outer Edge engineers develop and deploy solutions which deliver high availability, security and speed. Architecture is designed to meet not only industry requirements, but also to ensure full confidence at every level of the organization.
At Outer Edge, we are helping clients realize strategic advantage with dependable, cloud-based technology and personalized support. We offer:
- References for successful regulated cloud deployments and ongoing management.
- Full redundancy, vigilant security and performance monitoring with high data availability and integrity.
- Data security processes that support full regulatory compliance in addition to enhanced disaster recovery and business continuity.
- Strategic guidance to evaluate network designs and improvements to keep pace with ever-changing technology.
- Complete managed technology services including LIMS, MES, Stability Systems, Calibration Management, Building Automation and other LOB applications specific to highly regulated manufacturing businesses.
Outer Edge provides personalized private cloud application hosting and ongoing managed IT services for businesses ready to outsource foundational infrastructure. In addition to our own private data centers, we support on premise, AWS® and Microsoft Azure® environments.