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November 4, 2015

Seven of the biggest recenlty announced Cloud Projects

List: Size isn't everything but cloud deals seem to be getting bigger.

By James Nunns

CBR provides a list of some of the most recent major cloud projects around the world.

1. Etihad Airways – IBM

The airline recently signed a ten-year tech services deal with IBM for around $700m. The deal includes the creation of a cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi, which will be operated by IBM.

Moving its operations to IBM and the cloud is designed to improve customer experience and to better compete in the market.

Read more here.

2. NHS Education for Scotland – ServiceNow, Fruition Partners

A project sourced through the G-Cloud supplier framework sees the organisation transitioning to the cloud through services from Fruition Partners.

The goal of the organisation is to shift to more digital services, eventually with the creation of a unified platform across its IT systems.

Read more here.

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3. GE – AWS/Oracle

General Electric has been going through a major cloud transition that is seeing it use both AWS and Oracle services.

Working with AWS for the past four years it has migrated over 9,000 workloads to the cloud provider. In oil and gas it has 50% of its core applications running on AWS and it plans to move 60% of its global workload into AWS.

4. Great Western

Great Western Railway has been utilising VMware and Rackspace technology as it looks to revamp its online presence.

GWR chose the VMware Managed Virtualisation offering to boost the reliability of its website infrastructure.

The infrastructure will run on physical and virtual servers in Rackspace’s data centre in Sussex.

Read more here.

5. British Army

The British Army is using VMware’s NSX to be in the cloud and secure.

The company is offering services that aim to provide secure and scalable hosting via DevOps methodology.

Micro-segmentation is being used in order to help provide security, which is of vital importance to the forces.

Read more here.


Nordic IT Services company signed a 10 year agreement with Big Blue worth $1 billion.

It will see IBM transform the company’s existing infrastructure services and give the company access to IBM’s cloud resources and capabilities.

The cloud provider will offer services that run on SoftLayer.

Read more here.

7. Taser

The electrical weapon manufacturer recently moved its cloud services onto Microsoft Azure, having previously been using AWS for its crime footage storage.

The decision behind the move is so that it can provide more secure and compliant cloud capabilities to its customers.

The firm sells non-lethal Taser weapons to the MET police in London. The company is also looking for closer integration with Windows 10 devices for its Axon platform and other solutions.

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