Fincantieri sets sail with IBM hybrid cloud

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Fincantieri hybrid cloudFincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, is looking to “improve the efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels,” InfoTechLead reports, and it has chosen an IBM hybrid cloud solution to help make that happen.

The Trieste, Italy-based shipbuilder selected IBM in part because there is an IBM Cloud Data Center in Milan. Fincantieri is looking to connect its own 13 private, distributed data centers with the IBM data center for “high availability, fault tolerance and secure enterprise service levels.”

Gianluca Zanutto, CIO of Fincantieri, explained the choice further: “When we needed to redesign our IT infrastructure for the future, we trusted IBM Cloud to deliver the highly secure and scalable solution we need to keep up with the sharp growth and complexity of the shipbuilding industry.”

Stefano Rebattoni, General Manager Global Technology Services, IBM Italy, added that IBM Cloud will help Fincantieri “easily integrate other subsidiaries and new acquisitions as it continues to expand the company’s worldwide footprint.”

Building cruise ships is part of a fast-growing industry. Demand for cruises has increased 68 percent over the past 10 years, according to Cruise Lines International Association, and cruise revenue is expected to grow from $37.1 billion in 2014 to $39.6 billion by the end of 2016.

Read more about Fincantieri’s choice of hybrid cloud provider on InfoTechLead.

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