IBM and Whirlpool Partners to Manage Global Operations on the Cloud

Published by Bhavika Agrawal | On Oct-2018

IBM and Whirlpool Corporation today declared that Whirlpool will use IBM Cloud to accomplish and provide 24/7 access to the company's complex enterprise applications comprising customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and business warehouse to aid provide global operations efficiency.

Whirlpool says it will use IBM’s Cloud to run its SAP HANA environments, which embraces insights into 70 manufacturing sites, distribution and call centers, and other systems.

As Whirlpool Corporation decisively innovates its smart appliances to achieve real human needs, it must progressively rely on growing amounts of data to attain what consumers assume from the world’s leading maker of major home appliances.

"Whirlpool Corporation is a manufacturing leader, and we have moved our work to the cloud[Ap1] aggressively," said Mike Berendsen, vice president of IT for Whirlpool Corporation. "This collaboration with IBM will continue to allow us to leverage the capabilities of SAP on HANA as we continue to be a tech-forward company in the products we design and our global work environments."

To help customers address this, IBM presented a new SAP-certified IBM Services for Managed Applications for SAP HANA jobs. Through this combined approach of hardware, software, and services, IBM is the first to offer this level of cloud support for enormous workloads of up to 24 TB by using IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage. This means that even the major customers have the capacity they need to gain the benefits of HANA’s in-memory analytics on the cloud.

"The advent of emerging technologies has provided companies like Whirlpool Corporation with a whole new platform to innovate on," said Mark Slaga, global technology services general manager for IBM Services for Managed Applications. "Prior solutions often lacked the ability to scale to meet the needs of clients like Whirlpool and required substantial customization, which could drive up costs. With this solution, we're providing Whirlpool Corporation the means to scale its HANA environment to keep up on strategy."

By providing Whirlpool with access to massive SAP workloads on IBM Cloud, the company now has options to expand its SAP HANA portfolio and can focus on what’s most important to its business.

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