MUSA Goes “West”
Information technology and compliance services provider MUSA announced that they have entered into a contract with a co location data center in San Jose, California to build a validated cloud site on the west coast.
“We’re delighted to start bicoastal Validated Cloud operations during the summer of 2012 and to bring the same fully qualified hosting and support to the West Coast Life Sciences market,” explained Nicole Moon, Product Manager for MUSA’s Validated Cloud. “The addition of the new data center will bring 21 CFR Part 11 compliant localized hosting, which is deployed and maintained under a formal Quality System, to the West Coast. This will allow our existing East Coast clientele to failover to California in case service delivery is interrupted at the Boston area location and vice versa”
“The addition of our San Jose data center allows our clients to choose the nearest data center for their primary location.” Douglas Lantigua, Principal for MUSA Technology Partners, continued “We’ve found that hybrid cloud solutions are in high demand and that service providers who meet the regulatory challenges of the Life Sciences vertical are emerging. We’re pleased to be among the first to bring compliance-bound West-Coast-based companies a choice for data center locations. Our Integrated GxP services extend our capabilities and scale for a fully compliant service structure that has been designed to meet the needs of our industry. Companies that require secure storage for regulated data, compliance-critical application hosting or a fully qualified platform for validated systems can use our Validated Cloud locations for latency-essential deployments or disaster recovery.”
Cloud data centers that are validated are SSAE 16 audited, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant are deployed and maintained under a formal quality system with high transparency. MUSA provides clients a suite of managed services which can include platform, application and compliance support based on the clients risk threshold. The new data center allows the company to provide completely qualified bidirectional disaster recovery, replication and failover between the East and West coasts.
A fast expanding consulting firm that excels in out of the box solutions and support for firms is probably an apt description of MUSA. Their engineers combine years of work experience in working with huge multinational companies to start-ups in biotechnology, health care and pharmaceutical industries. MUSA differentiates itself from other competitors by providing specialised services in Life Sciences through thorough understanding of its compliance requirements.