Computer Server Virtualization in a GXP Regulated Environment

  • May 30, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Certification Areas

Server virtualization is one of the most revolutionary achievements in computer architecture of the past decade. Using this technology multiple servers can be reliably consolidated onto one physical server, enabling applications to reside on their own virtual servers completely isolated from other applications, while sharing the underlying physical hardware. Additionally, excellent functionality for disaster recovery, high availability, and system manageability can be achieved. This offers a high return on investment and low total cost of ownership of the server infrastructure, resulting in a significant cost savings. But the question remains on how to implement this technology in highly regulated environment, where, from a regulatory standpoint, such a paradigm shift can often be met with skepticism and resistance. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an introduction to virtualization technology, its benefits and uses, and to offer some context to address qualification of virtual infrastructures in the GxP regulated industries.


Event Description:
• Overview of virtualization
• Why server virtualization should be the first step
• Benefits and limitations
• Server virtualization – implementation: Options and evolution; Key success factors; Approach
• Server virtualization – Qualification: Requirements; Approach; Supporting processes; Maintaining the qualified state during operation


Who Should Attend?

This webinar is applicable to all personnel that implement and operate virtual IT systems in a GMP environment or intend to use them in the future. E.g. Information Technology Staff, Validation, Quality


Speaker Bio:

Kunal Sengupta B.Eng., PgD-TQM, MCPM, ITIL, has over 18 years’ experience creating, implementing and supporting information technology, compliance and validation solutions for GxP applications used in pharmaceutical & healthcare industries across North America and Europe. He has a unique combination of skills, including business analysis, computer systems validation, and project management, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of industry software and regulations. He specializes in FDA 21 CFR Part 11 solutions that span clinical trials automation, lab automation, process automation and IT.

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