San Jose, CA – May 24, 2012 – MUSA, a leading provider of compliance and information technology consulting services to companies within the Life Sciences industry, today announced that they have entered into a contract with a co-location datacenter in San Jose, California for MUSA to build a Validated Cloud site on the West Coast.

“We’re delighted to start bicoastal Validated Cloud operations during the summer of 2012 and to bring the same fully qualified hosting and support to the West Coast Life Sciences market,” explained Nicole Moon, Product Manager for MUSA’s Validated Cloud. “The addition of the new datacenter will bring 21 CFR Part 11 compliant localized hosting, which is deployed and maintained under a formal Quality System, to the West Coast. This will allow our existing East Coast clientele to failover to California in case service delivery is interrupted at the Boston area location

[and vice versa]”

“The addition of our San Jose datacenter allows our clients to choose the nearest datacenter for their primary location.” Douglas Lantigua, Principal for MUSA Technology Partners, continued “We’ve found that hybrid cloud solutions are in high demand and that service providers who meet the regulatory challenges of the Life Sciences vertical are emerging. We’re pleased to be among the first to bring compliance-bound West-Coast-based companies a choice for datacenter locations. Our Integrated GxP services extend our capabilities and scale for a fully compliant service structure that has been designed to meet the needs of our industry. Companies that require secure storage for regulated data, compliance-critical application hosting or a fully qualified platform for validated systems can use our Validated Cloud locations for latency-essential deployments or disaster recovery.”

All Validated Cloud datacenters are SSAE 16 audited, 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, deployed and maintained under a formal Quality System, transparently operated and open for audits. Clients can choose from MUSA’s suite of managed services which, depending on the client’s threshold for risk, may include platform, application and compliance support. The deployment in San Jose, California brings the West Coast Life Sciences market a fully qualified option for application hosting and a production environment for validated systems. The new datacenter allows MUSA to offer fully qualified bidirectional disaster recovery, replication and failover between the West and East Coasts.

About MUSA Technology Partners:
MUSA is a rapidly growing consulting firm that excels in innovative solutions and support for firms in the Life Sciences industry. Their compliance, validation and technology engineers have years of experience working with firms ranging from enterprise-sized, multi-national companies to start-ups in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care industries. MUSA’s focus on the Life Sciences industry differentiates them from other technology consultation firms because they understand the Life Sciences business and its compliance requirements. MUSA’s service offerings include FDA, GxP and Quality System compliance assessment and evaluation, Validation as a Service (VaaS), disaster recovery and data protection for business continuance, lab services and more.

For more information, contact:
Nicole Moon, Product Manager for MUSA’s Validated Cloud
MUSA Technology Partners
800-401-9123 x706