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National Express signs 8-year cloud deal with Vodafone Business and IBM

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UK’s largest coach operator National Express turns to new IBM & Vodafone venture for hybrid cloud boost. (PRNewsfoto/IBM)

National Express has signed an eight-year deal with Vodafone Business and IBM to help the UK-based coach company with its hybrid cloud plans, reports Computer Weekly. Under the agreement, infrastructure for the transportation provider will move to IBM Cloud as part of a larger hybrid cloud strategy.

The deal will enable National Express to more “effectively manage multiple clouds in different locations and from different vendors,” shared IBM. The deal will also help National Express to “seamlessly scale up and down in support of usage spikes. Additional security and risk management will be added to protect the transport operator’s technology infrastructure and provide greater resilience.”

Michael Valocchi, IBM general manager of the venture with Vodafone shared the following with Computer Weekly: “What we’re building for National Express is a future-proof platform that’s going to allow them to use hybrid cloud, to have the flexibility and scalability they need. It’s a way for them to innovate, both from a consumer experience [point of view] and from an operational perspective, by bringing together the predictive nature of maintenance and vehicle placement, and the operational benefits that brings.”

Vodafone Business and IBM launched their joint venture earlier this year to help companies innovate faster. The joint venture aims to provide the open, flexible technologies enterprises need to integrate multiple clouds and prepare for a digital future enabled by AI, 5G, edge computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Read more about the National Express cloud deal in the full article from Computer Weekly.

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