Cloud Foundry, open source major factors in American Airlines moving public apps to IBM Cloud

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American Airlines IBM CloudAmerican Airlines has announced a multi-year deal to move its website, mobile app and airport kiosks to IBM Cloud.

A big part of why American chose IBM for its consumer-facing applicationsthe two companies solidified a cloud agreement last year—was how friendly IBM Cloud is to open source technologies and the ability to build on Cloud Foundry.

“We’re going to be a multi-cloud consumer and IBM is committed to Cloud Foundry,” said Daniel Henry, American Airlines’ vice president of customer technology and enterprise architecture.

Henry added that the website, customer kiosks and the company’s mobile app will transition from three distinct applications to a “single set of microservices on IBM Cloud’s platform as a service.”

Other public-facing services, such American’s Cargo website, will also migrate to IBM Cloud.

“These customer-facing systems will be on the IBM Public Cloud, while American maintains backend connectivity to other on-premises legacy and third-party systems, for true hybrid cloud functionality,” according to a press release.

To find out more, check out ZDNet‘s article and the blog post on the IBM THINK blog.

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