Ipca utilized NetApp software applications for quality control at its 14 manufacturing facilities across multiple cities in India to ensure the 350 formulations and 80 APIs qualify the guidelines set by drug regulatory authorities such as US-FDA, UK-MHRA, Europe-EDQM and Geneva-WHO, among others.
The Indian pharmaceutical company used flexible storage system for a heterogenous environment that had both SAN as well as NAS groups.
NetApp in a statement said that it also ensured real time and high fidelity replication of data to a central location without compromising on security, availability or accessibility. Ipca’s manufacturing units generate critical data, which require to be quickly accessed by multiple departments for multiple analyses.
“Data transfer between the central repository and 14 locations was a very costly affair in terms of bandwidth. NetApp provided us with a very powerful replication mechanism which has lowered overall bandwidth consumption with the solutions’ deduplication and compression feature,” said Ashok Nayak, general manager – IT, Ipca.
Ipca has deployed NetApp’s FAS2500 Series for SAN and NAS Gateways architecture that have resolved Ipca’s storage requirement by having a single box for all types of workloads.
The pharma company used NetApp’s SnapMirror to perform deduplication and compression on the data to drive down bandwidth usage.