The Swiss luxury group Richemont has announced that it will migrate its entire corporate IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The transfer will result in the closure of its European data centers and the migration of its additional stations in Hong Kong and the US to AWS by the end of 2022.
Richemont, the parent company of Cartier, Montblanc and IWC Schaffhausen, will move more than 5,000 virtual machines and 120 SAP instances to AWS as part of a digital transformation strategy to modernize its infrastructure, increase security and prioritize automation operations worldwide.
The strategy also includes migrating product lifecycle management, e-commerce systems, supply chain management, and accounting to AWS. As part of a five-year plan, the company will develop cloud-based systems for innovative customer experiences through digitally optimized channels that use machine learning, personalized e-commerce and styling services.
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