Cloud technology is helping the world’s oldest pharmaceutical company drive work that improves and saves lives. VMware Cloud on AWS gives Merck more flexibility to collaborate with researchers and clinicians to develop medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Accessing a fully managed VMware environment on AWS helps Merck improve operations at a global scale—68,000 employees in more than 140 countries—by leveraging advanced technologies that offer power, scalability, and cost savings.
An ecosystem that includes Merck, public and private research institutions, and health care systems helps foster pharmaceutical breakthroughs. Based on vSphere, VMware Cloud on AWS makes it easier for Merck to tap existing knowledge and tools to run any application across private, public and hybrid cloud environments supported by vSphere. The speed and flexibility of the solution will help Merck support partner and customer relationships that aid development of life-changing products.
Merck aids worker productivity with mobile device enablement. The company’s bring your own device (BYOD) initiative uses VMware AirWatch to manage employee-owned devices while securing enterprise resources such as emails, applications, and content. In a heavily regulated industry like pharmaceutical products, data privacy, security, and legal and regulatory compliance are paramount.
With 24/7/365 connectivity, Merck employees are sharing information and ideas more effectively than ever. Merck maintains more than 150 proprietary apps in its AirWatch Enterprise App Catalog and updates them easily with the AirWatch Mobile Access Gateway. The AirWatch Secure Content Locker enables anytime/anywhere access to content for greater productivity and collaboration.
“When I think about AWS and VMware, VMware has always been strategic to Merck and is in the core of our data center. And then, as we think to the future and the cloud with AWS, seeing two strategic partners for us come together and really allow us to bridge to the future is critically important for us.”
Currently in Technology Preview, VMware Cloud on AWS is a vSphere-based cloud service. The new service will bring our enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software to the AWS cloud.