Bridgestone selects AWS as cloud provider

Bridgestone Corporation announced the company is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider.
AWS event for CIOsBridgestone in a news statement said that it will be using AWS Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and analytics / business intelligence services to launch new solutions for its customers, improve data analysis and streamline IT operations.

Bridgestone will work with AWS’s ProServe and AWS Marketplace teams to enhance fleet solutions and bring concepts like a Bridgestone marketplace to life. The Bridgestone fleet solutions and service-centric marketplace concept will provide services and solutions to fleet managers to assess fleet needs and reduce vehicle downtime.

Bridgestone will provide its IT organization in the Americas region with access to AWS’s cloud training curriculum and resources.

Bridgestone will migrate its North American data centers to AWS and will build new system application and products (SAP) environments on AWS.

“With Bridgestone’s domain expertise and AWS’s cloud leadership, we’re expanding our impact across the automotive landscape and unlocking new industry solutions to make the mobility of the future a reality today,” said Uwem Ukpong, Vice President of Global Services, Amazon Web Services.

Bridgestone has worked with AWS for several years, most recently in its Akron Mobility Lab, located in Akron, Ohio, to develop a system that delivers insights derived from the interaction between a tire and a vehicle using advanced machine learning capabilities delivered through Amazon SageMaker — all without installing any additional hardware on the car.

Bridgestone earlier announced a collaboration with Microsoft to use Microsoft Azure to accelerate development and go-to-market strategies in support of Bridgestone’s digital transformation.

Bridgestone will build cloud capabilities using Azure that streamline and modernize the company’s core tire business and IT operations, including workplace productivity. Bridgestone will use Microsoft solutions to strengthen operational effectiveness and deliver increased flexibility and scalability across enterprise tools and platforms.