British American Tobacco moves to cloud

 

Eyes single SAP instance worldwide.

British American Tobacco has embarked on a multi-year IT project that will see it embrace cloud services while streamlining its global data centre and SAP environment.

The tobacco giant has signed a seven-year, $203 million deal with Deutsche Telekom's IT subsidiary T-Systems to transition to a managed infrastructure-as-a-service environment.

"As a result of this deal, British American Tobacco will buy much of its IT dynamically to increase flexibility at work and to reduce costs," the firms said in a statement.

The tobacco firm will spend the next two years slimming down its SAP portfolio to a single hosted instance that runs across all 65 markets it participates in worldwide by 2016.

"British American Tobacco and T-Systems will transition the business software into the cloud so that SAP services will exactly mirror British American Tobacco's cyclical demands and will couple cost to real usage," the two firms said.

British American Tobacco also plans to consolidate its 10 data centres globally down to three facilities in Europe, Asia and South America.

The tobacco firm has Australian operations in Maroubra, south of Sydney.

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.


British American Tobacco moves to cloud
 
 
 
Top Stories
Australian Govt to rethink cyber security strategy
Six-year old policy to be refreshed.
 
The failure of the antivirus industry
[Blog post] Insights from AVAR 2014.
 
At the top of her game
A decision to bring digital operations back in-house three years ago has paid big dividends for Tabcorp.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  38%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  7%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  21%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  5%
TOTAL VOTES: 1002

Vote