Johnson and Johnson have diversified operational area in the medical field. It is the largest pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical device manufacturer, working in bioinformatics and innovating drugs. It has over 270 operating companies that operate 60 countries across the globe. Johnson and Johnson have a decentralized model, having small and midsized companies in the circle. As it has a heterogeneous distributed system, it is purely physical in nature and performs provisioning in weeks. These systems were having low utilization of resources and low financial transparency, while business partners and customers were demanding for something better as far as the technology drive is concerned.
They first took a step to virtualize at the compute level and do some process improvements, but that was not enough to meet the technology needs and was not up to the mark for the upcoming challenges. Johnson and Johnson took a step to deploy hybrid cloud strategy. They decided to run most critical workloads on a Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) public cloud and some legacy applications on their data centers. The decision was fruitful and it helped them gain business efficiency and strength of their IT environment by making it more automated and agile. The hybrid cloud infrastructure has allowed the IT team to reduce the footprint of physical servers, automate IT, and gain business efficiency, said Zalem.
Hybrid clouds are fundamentally defined as bridging a public cloud with a private one. While many people think about private clouds running on customers’ own premises, Amazon AWS takes a slightly different view. Amazon AWS offers virtual private clouds (VPC), which provide customers with a logically isolated section of the company’s public cloud. “Our VPC has really become an extension of our customers’ own data center topology,” said Jassy.
The company currently leverages theAmazon AWS Cloud to run 120 applications and for its big data architecture, allowing it to complete highly intensive and complex data modeling. Next, the company plans to triple the number of applications it hosts on AWS and launch 25,000 Amazon Workspaces cloud-based desktops for its consultants and employees to use around the globe. It will also help you promote self-service and bring your own device (BYOD).
For Johnson and Johnson, which operates in a highly regulated market, to trust AWS shows how enterprises can leverage public clouds for a hybrid infrastructure, according to IDC analyst Larry Carvalho