Whirlpool Turns to IBM Cloud with Softlayer to Conduct Ecommerce and Improve Flexibility
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Whirlpool Turns to IBM Cloud with Softlayer to Conduct Ecommerce and Improve Flexibility

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARMONK, N.Y.: IBM has announced that Whirlpool, a manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances is deploying IBM Cloud to conduct ecommerce, reduce costs, and improve flexibility and speed processing time.

With this transition from an on-premise hosting environment to a globally integrated cloud model, Whirlpool is not just making a move towards evolving its data management capabilities for mining, protecting and securing it, but also for integrating existing and new services, workloads to drive new innovations to easily control and manage where data and apps reside.

Whirlpool always needed a globally integrated ecommerce platform that would allow it to segregate and manage workloads at the regional level. It also wanted to create enough capacity for log retention, maximize security information and event management and develop disaster recovery capabilities for its existing product lifecycle management landscape. So, to fulfill all its needs, Whirlpool has chosen IBM Cloud, coupled with AT&T Netbond and the SoftLayer infrastructure that provides scalable service delivery platform based on client demand.

With IBM Cloud, Whirlpool can now provision its applications faster and increase flexibility to integrate managed and non-managed services. As a result, the new model is expected to lower its IT costs, improve its market responsiveness, and enhanced user satisfaction and service-level agreement levels.

 “As a global organization that operates in almost every country in the world, we needed to find a way to grow our capacity to store and track business-critical data and address compliance activities to respond to market dynamics more quickly. Based on our longstanding relationship with IBM, IBM Cloud and SoftLayer Infrastructure served as an opportunity to continue to drive transformation within our business and migrate mission-critical workloads securely to a cloud environment and provide us with the flexibility to respond faster to issues that impact our business,” says Alan Douville, Whirlpool, Vice President of IT Operations and Security, Whirlpool.