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ABB expands cloud footprint with Google Cloud

23 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Google Cloud announced it has been selected by ABB to further expand the cloud footprint of its Information System (IS) services.

The Swiss-headquartered global technology firm said it chose Google Cloud as part of the organisation’s ‘Rationalising IT Operations’ initiative, which seeks to further increase the scalability and resilience of its infrastructure services to all ABB businesses.

Google Cloud will collaborate with ABB’s hosting services team to layout an optimised cloud migration that is tailored to meet the IS needs of ABB businesses.

This will be rolled out in a structured way and in-line with ABB’s new operating model. The migration signals ABB’s increased focus on cloud adoption, and optimising its data centres’ capacity.

“ABB is a global technology leader that has been a Fortune 500 company for many years,” said Dominik Wee, Managing Director Global Manufacturing and Industrial at Google Cloud.

"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 digitised future.”

Google Cloud’s data science, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities will be leveraged to improve the IS quality assurance via automation and consolidation of identified services housed in ABB’s strategic data centres and remote sites.

“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,” said Daniele Lisetto, Head of IS Strategy Office and Sponsor of RIO Program at ABB.

ABB is a global technology company that energises the transformation of society and industry.

“Our choice to include Google Cloud further strengthens our strategic vision and stimulates innovation as we expand the Information Systems’ cloud footprint,’’ said Prabhu Chakravarthy, Group IS Program Leader at ABB.