IBM fizzes with new cloud and open source deal

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

IBM Services will help transform CCEP to an IBM hybrid cloud environment, managed by IBM, which includes the use of the company’s public cloud and several large SAP workloads.

With the streamlining of existing IT infrastructure being a key priority for CCEP, IBM will provide CCEP with a consolidated view and single point of control, using Red Hat Enterprise Linux to deliver an open standard platform. A cornerstone of this transition will be Red Hat OpenShift, which will allow CCEP to build mission-critical applications once and run them on IBM public cloud.

“IBM is excited to take CCEP 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, senior vice president at IBM Cloud. “By selecting IBM for its hybrid cloud environment, CCEP is embarking on a journey towards an open and secure cloud architecture driving greater digital advancement.”

Peter Brickley, chief information officer of CCEP, added: “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 optimise across different public cloud platforms according to our future needs.”