IBM has signed an IT deal with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) to move its Asia Pacific customer planning and relationship management systems to the IBM Cloud.
Hosting the workloads in IBM’s two SoftLayer cloud centers in Australia will provide CCA with a more agile environment to quickly respond to customer needs and will deliver significant annual savings to CCA.
IBM last year signed a 5-year cloud agreement with CCA to manage its SAP infrastructure in IBM’s Sydney cloud center.
The IBM Cloud provides the flexibility for CCA to provision capacity to match customer demand, in a secure and reliable environment.
Barry Simpson, group CIO at Coca-Cola Amatil, said: “The move to SoftLayer provides us with a game changing level of flexibility, resiliency and reliability essential to service our customer needs. This consumption based model also removes the need for large expenditure on IT infrastructure.”
Over the next six months CCA will transition workloads to the IBM Cloud to run production, testing and development environments. These workloads span the organization and are essential for CCA’s customer relations management, planning, forecasting and reporting.