Reportedly, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler (based on revenue), the Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), has entered into a multiyear agreement with IBM to move to an open hybrid cloud environment using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The partnership is aimed to reduce CCEP’s operational expenses, increase IT resiliency and leverage analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to streamline and standardize its daily operations, and deliver optimized and enhanced service to its millions of customers.
Peter Brickley, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola European Partners, stated: “Our successful collaboration with IBM over the last few years has given us the confidence to take the next step in our strategic cloud-first digital transformation. The selection of IBM’s hybrid cloud architecture with Red Hat OpenShift gives us the flexibility to optimize across different public cloud platforms according to our future needs.”
As per the deal, IBM to assist CCEP to transition to IBM hybrid cloud environment, including the use of IBM public cloud, and several large SAP workloads. IBM’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help CCEP modernize its IT environment and Red Hat OpenShift will assist CCEP to build mission-critical applications once and run them on IBM public cloud.
IBM’s and CCEP’s association began their journey to cloud in 2018, with IBM moving one-third of CCEP’s enterprise workloads from a US data center to the IBM Cloud in Europe.
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