Google Cloud has announced that ABB Ltd., a Fortune 500 European giant, has selected Google’s services to migrate its entire infrastructure from its on-premises setup to Google Cloud. According to the deal, ABB Information Services (IS) has chosen Google cloud to extend its scalability and flexibility to all ABB businesses under its organization-wide initiative dubbed ‘Rationalizing IT Operations’ or Program RIO.
According to a blog post by the California-based cloud provider, Google Cloud will work with ABB’s hosting services team to roll out the migration without disrupting its services and is in line with ABB’s new operating model. This initiative will also benefit from Google Cloud’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and data science to provide improved quality assurance through automation and consolidation of workloads at data centers under a cloud-first approach.
This is a major win for Google Cloud and comes a month after its five-year deal with Nokia to migrate its on-premise infrastructure to Google Cloud including its software applications along with data centers and servers all over the world to the Google Cloud. Google is focused on surpassing Microsoft to reach the second place as the cloud services provider for enterprises. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also pledged multi-billion dollar investments in Google Cloud to achieve the aforementioned goal.
In the blog post, Dominik Wee, managing director global manufacturing and industrial at Google Cloud, said, “we’re thrilled about the opportunity for Google Cloud to help ABB in its journey toward powering its information systems services in the cloud, as the company heads towards a more digitized future.”
ABB’s Daniele Lisetto, head of IS strategy office and sponsor of RIO program at ABB, commented, “we are excited to be working together with Google Cloud to improve the competitiveness of ABB’s Information Systems services, and the flexibility we offer our internal business customers.”
Meanwhile, Prabhu Chakravarthy, group IS program leader at ABB, stated, “our choice to include Google Cloud further strengthens our strategic vision and stimulates innovation as we expand the Information Systems’ cloud footprint.”
Google has also bagged other major deals in the US in October, ranging from being a provider for US Department of Energy’s cloud services needs to providing G-Suite’s updated version Google Workspace to State of Virginia’s public employees.