I talked to Dave yesterday, and two things became clear. First, Eli Lilly's adoption of cloud services are being driven by real business requirements to manage costs while making high performance computing available to the company's researchers. Dave says there's a "sense of urgency to change" at Eli Lilly. And second, Eli Lilly is still working through the challenges of cloud computing, including how to coordinate and manage the use of cloud services from multiple service providers.
Dave will talk about these issues and more in InformationWeek's "How To Plug Into The Cloud" Webcast, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Adam Selipsky, VP of product management and developer relations for Amazon Web Services, also will be a featured speaker, and I'll be moderating it all. To hear more about how Eli Lilly is using the cloud and its plans for the future, join us. You can register here.