IBM announced its cloud deal with Delta Air Lines to move Delta to the public cloud in order to increase its agility, speed to market and innovation capabilities.
IBM will provide technology and industry expertise to modernize and migrate Delta’s applications to the public cloud. IBM will transform Delta’s computing environment to run on a hybrid cloud architecture built on Red Hat OpenShift.
Delta’s IT teams will utilize IBM Garage Methodology and IBM hybrid cloud software, such as CloudPaks, to modernize existing applications and co-create new solutions powering Delta’s transformation. This will help Delta drive greater software engineering productivity and result in an enhanced customer experience in the future.
Rahul Samant, chief information officer at Delta Air Lines, said: “As one of many integral steps we are taking to advance our digital business transformation, IBM will help us migrate to the cloud and create a new operating model that will transform and modernize our technology platform.”
Mark Foster, senior vice president, IBM Services, said: “This long-term project will apply the power of IBM’s hybrid cloud approach, enabling Delta to develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility.”
Early last year, IBM and Delta announced a multi-year collaborative effort via the IBM Q Network to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for airline customers and employees.