I very frequently get asked whether Azure Platform-as-a Service (PaaS which includes Serverless Architectures) can be qualified as well? Surprisingly, this question is asked even by Azure users who agree that Azure IaaS can be qualified. In this blog post I will provide a prescriptive guide to intelligently qualify Azure PaaS and maintain it in a qualified state (QS).
The question is "Can Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure be qualified so that I Life Science companies can run validated apps on it?"
Cloud releases updates and changes at such great velocities that leaves all validation specialists continuously wondering on how to qualify it. Traditional strategies including GAMP 5 was never designed to address continuous changes. These models were designed for a "waterfall" world and not an "agile" one. It is not possible to qualify an infrastructure where changes are released without release notes with such an outdated mindset and toolset.