IBM bags tech outsourcing deal from JFE Steel

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Enterprise IT vendor IBM has bagged an IT outsourcing deal from JFE Steel.

As per the five-year outsourcing agreement, JFE Steel, which aims to increase annual JFE branded product and services to 40 million tons, will migrate core systems to IBM Cloud while consolidating its IT infrastructure and streamlining its business operations.

“By taking advantage of the IBM Cloud, we are able to promote the business transformation, continue to provide value for clients and focus on becoming a global steel supplier,” said Akira Nitta, executive assistant general manager, IT Innovation Leading Department, JFE Steel.

JFE Steel will deploy:

# IBM Control Desk to unify and simplify IT management services

# IBM Cloud Orchestrator to build to promote the standardization and automation of cloud services

# IBM Power Systems to increase performance

IBM will assist JFE Steel in building much of its core business including iron and steel production management systems.

JFE Steel will utilize open technologies to virtualize its systems to speed up the system development, reduce costs, strengthen IT governance and improve continuity. The cloud infrastructure will enable JFE Steel to speed the deployment of services from months to week.

“As JFE Steel’s business continued to grow, it became apparent that its existing infrastructure would soon limit the ability to respond to the changing dynamics of the industry,” said Jim Comfort, IBM General Manager of System Services.

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