U.S.’s privately held multi-format food, fuel and pharmacy retailer Giant Eagle is in the initial stages of rolling out a hybrid cloud solution from IBM Cloud to overhaul its IT infrastructure.
Giant Eagle has stores located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. Founded in 1931, it serves more than five million customers annually in more than 420 locations.
In a press statement, IBM said the new solution is based on IBM Cloud‘s Infrastructure as a Service, SoftLayer.
The solution will provider Giant Eagle flexible, consumption-based pricing, as well as faster procurement and provisioning of applications. Moreover, it will help in integrating system management .
“Our goals to reposition our technology infrastructure were to achieve the scalability, security, reliability, resiliency and efficiency that the advancements in the technology are making possible without making significant capital investments,” said Jeremy Gill, Senior Director of Technology Infrastructure at Giant Eagle.
Gill added that IBM’s full range of offerings from public cloud, private cloud and bare metal and robust security capabilities made the selection easy.
Currently, Giant Eagle is deploying development/test and disaster recovery environments. In the second phase, it will migrate its production IT operations to IBM.