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Malaysia Airlines migrates its data centre to cloud

(BorneoPost)– Malaysia Airlines has succeeded in implementing a large-scale and industry-first transformation project to migrate its data centre to a 100 per cent hybrid-cloud model.

In a statement today, it said the partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, was able to migrate the airline’s core mission-critical data centre infrastructure and myriad applications to a hybrid-cloud model operating 80 per cent to Microsoft Azure and 20 per cent to a private cloud.

“The pioneering move makes Malaysia Airlines the world’s first full-service airline to completely replace its existing data centres and adopt full-scale cloud solutions for its entire range of nearly 200 applications running mission critical commercial, operations and corporate systems,” it added.

Chief Information Officer, Tan Kok Meng, said Malaysia Airlines and TCS had created a solution that helps position the airline as a leader in digital capabilities that ultimately deliver a better customer experience.

“The cloud-centric model is achieving exemplary results, including a 51 per cent cost reduction forecast over a five-year period from mid-2016, productivity improvements up to 80 per cent for core applications, application delivery times accelerated from days to hours in some cases, enhanced security and compliance capability and reporting,” he added.

As the primary service partner, TCS collaborated with Microsoft, SAP and numerous other vendors to ensure Malaysia Airlines’ current phase of digital evolution was seamless and cost-efficient, while delivering without business disruption.

It said the project scope included re-platforming of legacy applications for cloud compatibility and network service provisioning for large and complex airline operations. – Bernama


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