Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected as the primary cloud provider of Indian pharmaceutical company Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
As part of the decision, Dr. Reddy’s has migrated 100 percent of its SAP platform to AWS, and hopes this will enable it to serve more than 1.5 billion patients by 2030.
The company has been migrating applications to AWS since 2019. Doing so has enabled the company to make healthcare more accessible and launch new applications faster, according to Dr. Reddy’s. The total migration of its SAP platform should reduce application development time by 30 percent, the company said.
The move is also hoped to improve the company’s internal operations and improve generic drug manufacturing processes.
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is an Indian multination pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad. The company is a supplier for drug manufacturers and has seven FDA plants producing pharmaceutical ingredients in India and seven FDA-inspected plants making patient-ready medications, five of which are in India and two in the UK.
In 2020, the company experienced a cyber attack forcing it to isolate all of its data center services. The company has not publicly shared its current data center footprint, and DCD has contacted Dr. Reddy's for more information.
According to AWS, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is also the cloud provider’s first customer to run its data center and disaster recovery workloads from both AWS cloud regions in Hyderabad and Mumbai, India.
“Working with AWS gives us access to the best-in-class technology innovation, enabling us in our vision to provide affordable healthcare to patients in nearly 70 countries,” said Mukesh Rathi, chief information and digital officer at Dr. Reddy’s. “The reliability of AWS helps us accelerate the delivery of high-quality digital products, allowing us to transform customer service, and help us to deliver on our sustainability goals by making our supply chains greener.”
Amazon recently announced plans to invest Rs 105,600 crores ($12.7 billion) into cloud infrastructure in India by 2030. At the same time, the company leased a 451,000 sq ft (41,900 sqm) plot in TTC industrial area in Bonsari in Airoli for a period of 15 years to develop another data center.