As part of an acquisition by Domino Sugar, Tate & Lyle has migrated to a multi-tenanted private enterprise cloud using Virtustream.
US sugar refiner Domino Sugar migrated over 170 Tate & Lyle applications in three months using Virtustream's xStream platform. The product uses IBM's technology and x5 architecture as well as Tivoli's automation and monitoring software.
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Domino Sugar's CIO, Don Whittington, says moving the infrastructure and applications onto the xStream enterprise cloud, the company consolidated Tate & Lyle's systems with its own more efficiently.
"The solution easily accommodated our need to commission temporary resources, a common requirement during the integration and IT migration process, without us being required to commit to long-term costs," said Whittington.
Jacqueline Davey, vice-president at IBM, said: "The xStream platform's ability to efficiently handle transaction-intensive workloads and virtualised datacentres, joined with the innovative and cost-efficient IBM technology, offers significant benefits to clients deploying SAP solutions in the cloud."
IBM and Virtustream have a partnership agreement to provide cloud services. The contract between Domino Sugar and Virtustream was signed at the end of 2010.