Google to help European tech services giant ABB expand its cloud footprint

Google LLC has inked a major cloud deal involving the European technology services giant ABB Ltd.

Under the terms of the deal, ABB Information Systems Inc., a subsidiary of ABB, said it plans to migrate its entire information technology infrastructure to Google’s cloud. The move will help ABB IS to increase the scalability and reliance of its IT infrastructure part of an ongoing organizationwide initiative that’s known as “Rationalizing IT Operations.”

The plan will involve Google creating and implementing an “optimized cloud migration” plan, the companies said. What that means is that Google will come up with a customized plan for ABB to shift its IT infrastructure to Google Cloud that doesn’t disrupt its ongoing business operations. Moreover, the migration will be “in-line with ABB’s new operating model,” Google said.

Google said the migration will put ABB IS in a better position to use its data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning services. With them, it plans to simplify and improve quality assurance by automating and consolidating many of the workloads performed at its on-premises data centers and remote sites.

Dominik Wee, managing director of global manufacturing and industrial at Google Cloud, said that as a member of the Fortune 500, ABB was a notable customer win for Google.

Google’s deal with ABB follows a couple of big cloud customer wins back at home in the U.S. last month. In October, Google signed a major, multiyear deal to provide a host of cloud services to the U.S. Department of Energy. It also agreed a deal with the State of Virginia that will see 22,000 state employees use Google Workspace, the productivity suite formerly known as G Suite.

Also last month, Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia Corp. said it’s planning to migrate most of its IT infrastructure to Google Cloud.

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