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Tate & Lyle migrates to cloud following Domino Sugar acquisition

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.

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.

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