Giant Eagle Selects IBM for Cloud Services for its IT Infrastructure
ARMONK, NY: With an aim to migrate its IT infrastructure to the cloud, Giant Eagle, a grocery store chain selects IBM SoftLayer Cloud- a platform that takes Data Centers and automates them.
IBM SoftLayer Cloud offers Data Centers that provide computing, storage and networking gear. These Data Centers are connected in a network that integrate public, private and internal management networks to deliver lower total networking costs, better access and higher speed. Additionally, the Data Centers share a proprietary management system that allows users to control everything through a single platform.
Giant Eagle chooses IBM cloud Infrastructure as a Service, SoftLayer for consumption based pricing, faster procurement, provisioning applications and integrated system management for greater visibility to data from the supply chain to check out line. Initially Giant Eagle will deploy its test and disaster recovery environments as its phase one and then include migrating its production IT operations to the Cloud in its second phase.
“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. IBM’s full range of offerings from public cloud, private cloud and bare metal and robust security capabilities were their competitive differentiators,” says Jeremy Gill, Senior Director of Technology Infrastructure, Giant Eagle.