Osram migrates to the IBM cloud

The light source manufacturer Osram intends to operate more than 400 SAP and non-SAP systems in the cloud infrastructure of IBM.

Osram , the Munich-based lighting specialist, wants to migrate large parts of its own IT infrastructure to the IBM cloud. The Osram Cloud will be operated in a data center in Ehningen near Stuttgart.

The over 100-year-old company Osram is also facing profound changes. More and more, the market is dominated by new LED lamps as well as modern lighting solutions.

That’s why Osram wants to focus on core competencies and will receive IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS). With CMS, IBM offers turnkey hosting solutions for a variety of business applications that users can more or less start immediately.

IBM will provide more than 400 cloud managed services for non-SAP systems and SAP applications in the IBM data center in Ehningen near Stuttgart and in Hortolandia in Brazil for its approximately 33,000 employees worldwide. The company had generated sales of 5.6 billion euros in the past financial year.

Through its location in Germany, IBM can ensure compliance with German privacy and security guidelines. With Osram also represented internationally, the company benefits from IBM’s approximately 50 cloud data centers worldwide.

By stepping into the cloud, Osram hopes to be able to react faster to trends such as digitization, mobility or urbanization. At the same time, such cognitive technologies as Watson will play a greater role in corporate strategy in the future.

Osram wanted to promote the use of laser light in the car, which promises more luminance with a smaller design. In addition, Osram has developed the LIGHTIFY system for intelligent lighting management in homes and buildings. Connected LED lighting in the home, office or production hall can be controlled via smartphone or tablet via a mobile app.

“The cloud is the perfect IT resource for us to put our infrastructure on a solid and flexible footing and respond quickly to changes,” commented Kian Mossanen, CIO of OSRAM Licht AG. “With IBM as the cloud partner, we not only have a unified and secure IT infrastructure globally, but can also benefit faster than ever from IT trends such as the Internet of Things or Cognitive Computing .”

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