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A public cloud powered by NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and NetApp AFF gives McKesson the ability to leverage modern healthcare applications and better serve patients.
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Data-Driven Innovations in the Public Cloud for Patients in Need

The largest healthcare company in the U.S., McKesson distributes one-third of all medicine in North America. To do so at the speed and scale required, the company needed a data-driven infrastructure that improved time to market.

Because pharmaceutical industry regulations prevent healthcare organizations from storing certain medications on site, speed of delivery of these medications to pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals is paramount. McKesson used a private cloud as a service to support some ordering applications, but the solution had little space for the development and testing of new releases. To meet their growing workload needs, McKesson ventured beyond the private cloud.

By leveraging NetApp Cloud Volumes Service we’re going to be able to seamlessly deliver capabilities to our application and development teams that allow them to provide superior healthcare.

Brad Clark Director of Storage Systems and Data Protection, McKesson

Envisioning a secure space for developing innovative applications, McKesson used a NetApp Data Fabric to implement a public cloud solution powered by NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, NetApp Cloud Volumes Service, and Azure NetApp Files. The public cloud solution opened a new frontier for developers to innovate, evolve, and test applications at remarkable speeds.


Improvement in reliability and data protection for the cloud environment and storage, reduction in cost for the public cloud environment compared to a private cloud, and accelerated response times for the cloud environment, which are now comparable to on-premises solutions.

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