Verizon Business has won a deal from Japan-based Astellas Pharma to manage global network infrastructure.
The network transformation will enable Astellas to use advanced technologies to help reduce drug development timelines, healthcare costs and drive new revenue opportunities for the Japanese pharmaceutical multinational.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Astellas has identified digital transformation as a driver of its business growth and began the search for a global partner to transform all aspects of its global technology infrastructure including building, designing and executing a next-generation secure network.
In 2016, Astellas has deployed Verizon’s Secure Cloud Interconnect (SCI) solution to provide a secure connection to its Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud services.
Verizon’s current remit includes the build and deployment of Astellas’ global integrated network with a full suite of managed services, including Managed Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Managed Security Services (MSS), Secure Gateway, Zero Trust Network Access and Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service.
“We want to ensure that we have a future-proof network in order to utilize technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and robotics to make data-driven decisions to deliver better value for our patients,” Shinya Suda, Senior Vice President, Information Systems, Astellas, said in a news statement.