Pan-Asian retailer, Dairy Farm Group, is migrating its SAP suite to Telstra’s private cloud, in a multi-million dollar project that will be completed by next month.
Lower total cost of ownership is the main reason the group decided to move from SAP to Telstra, as it doesn’t need to invest a lot of resources into managing its IT infrastructure, said Dairy Farm Group's CIO, Gerhard Roux.
“The total cost of ownership and immediate partnership that developed during the negotiation phase also influenced our final decision,” said Roux.
The move will also support the organisation's mobile workers due to the cloud’s flexibility and scalability, he said.
Scalability and cloud-hosted business applications are important as Dairy Farm Group’s IT organisation supports more than 100,000 staff, and more than 1 billion consumers annually across its businesses –IKEA, Mannings and 7-ELEVEN.
Telstra will provide support for the storage, physical security, maintenance and connectivity of Dairy Farm Group’s SAP suite.
The group also plans to expand its private cloud with unified-communications-as-a-service and add network and retail media solutions over the next two years.
CIO Australia contacted Gerhard for more information, but he was not available.