Amazon Web Services Inc announced that BP is closing its European mega data centres and migrating all data and 900 key applications currently hosted there to AWS, as part of a company-wide program to accelerate the digitisation of its infrastructure and operations.
The two European mega data centers, the largest that BP operates globally, host data from across all BP’s businesses. Moving to AWS enables BP to use a broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, databases, and compute to gain greater insights and automate processes.
The data centre migration expands upon BP’s existing relationship with AWS, which has helped the organisation to improve operational efficiencies, eliminate upfront capital expenditures, and quickly adapt to market changes. In its global Downstream business, BP’s refineries run AVEVA Unified Supply Chain (previously Spiral Suite) software, a crucial decision-making analytics platform, on AWS.
By deploying AVEVA Unified Supply Chain on AWS, a problem that with legacy solutions would have required seven hours of calculation time can now be performed in less than four minutes.
BP has also successfully migrated approximately half of its 65 business critical SAP production environments to AWS, which has improved system performance and integrity.