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
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Who'd have picked a BlackBerry for the Internet of Things?
[Blog] BlackBerry has a more secure future in the physical world.
 
Will Nutanix be outflanked before reaching IPO?
VMware muscles in on storage startup in hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  68%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  11%
 
Denial of service attacks
  7%
 
Insider threats
  11%
TOTAL VOTES: 585

Vote