IBM and CCEP began their journey to the Cloud in 2018.

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has signed a multiyear agreement with IBM to accelerate its transformation to an open hybrid cloud environment using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 

The solid reason behind this move is to bring enhanced business insights and deliver excellent service to its huge base of customers. The other reasons include:

  • Reduce its operational expenses
  • Increase IT resiliency
  • Leverage analytics and AI in its daily operations 

Peter Brickley, Chief Information Officer of Coca-Cola European Partners, said: “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.”

IBM will help CCEP modernize its IT environment. IBM’s Multi Cloud Management capability will be used to allow the legacy systems, private and public clouds, to be integrated and managed from a single dashboard. 

“As businesses shift to cloud, we understand that each industry and client has unique business needs in their cloud adoption journey. IBM is excited to take Coca-Cola European Partners on this next chapter of their cloud journey delivering on an industry-specific solution as they migrate mission critical workloads to the cloud,” said Howard Boville, SVP IBM Cloud. “By selecting IBM for its hybrid cloud environment with decades of industry expertise and experience, CCEP is embarking on a journey towards an open and secure cloud architecture driving greater digital advancement.”

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