How Managed Validation Keeps Your Cloud Apps GxP Compliant
As companies – especially those in the life sciences space – begin moving their workloads to the public cloud, they’re faced with the challenge of maintaining GxP compliance for a constantly changing cloud environment.
Cloud apps need to be validated consistently to ensure that, despite changes cloud providers push, they are still working as intended.
But performing validation tasks manually for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions isn’t a viable option, as it’s expensive and time consuming to keep up with cloud changes and evolving GxP requirements. Plus, manual validation slows down your ability to get new systems to production, leaving you vulnerable to competitors that get to market faster.
7 Reasons to Consider a Managed Validation Service
Subscribing to a managed validation service eliminates the costly, manual legwork of validating your SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS solutions while giving you confidence and peace of mind about staying GxP compliant. Here are seven benefits of leveraging a managed validation subscription service.
1. Time Savings
Managed continuous validation services can compress manual validation timelines by 50%. This empowers you and your team to bring new systems to production faster, keeping you ahead of the competition.
2. Cost Savings
Save up to 75% on validation costs by leveraging a managed validation service instead of manual processes.
3. Resource Availability
Your team wants to focus on work that drives results, not manual validation. A managed validation service can reduce the validation effort required by in-house teams to around 5%, so they can spend their time on more valuable tasks.
4. Faster Innovation
Adopting cloud applications is a powerful way to improve efficiency and workflow operations, but the time-consuming burden of manual validation can cancel out those optimizations. Using a managed validation service allows you to retain all the benefits of adopting cloud applications.
5. Risk Reduction
Patches and upgrades to cloud applications are released on a near-constant basis, putting companies using those apps at risk of violating GxP compliance regulations unless they can validate those changes as they occur. A managed validation service continuously validates changes in cloud apps and infrastructure with frequent regression testing.
6. Increased Data Integrity
Leaving your data susceptible to manual errors and human oversight can have serious consequences. Because a managed validation service provides full coverage of all three application layers – SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS – as well as robust positive and negative testing, you can rest assured that your data’s integrity is maintained at the highest level.
7. Access to Expertise
Not only will a managed validation service take the burden of validation off your plate, but it can also guide your company to more effective GxP and FDA CSA (Computer Software Assurance) best practices.
Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Validate Cloud Apps
xLM’s managed validation services can help you continuously validate SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS applications to mitigate risks created by changes to your applications themselves or to the underlying infrastructure.