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BP starts to move workloads into Microsoft Azure

The company will make use of Azure's visualisation and predictive analytics tech

BP has started migrating its workloads to Microsoft Azure from its corporate data centre as part of its global digital transformation strategy.

Resources such as BP's proprietary data lake will be migrated to take advantage of Microsoft's Azure-based services such as visualisation and predictive tools to help BP understand more about it business and ensure it can continue innovating.

Using Azure will enable the energy provider to make business decisions faster, Miccrosoft said, thanks to the insights generated by the platform's toolset, ensuring it can stay ahead of its competitors. BP also hopes the move will help it reach its sustainability goals.

“We have been impressed with Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service, and its building block approach, particularly for our advanced workload requirements,”  Steve Fortune, Group CIO of BP, said.

Previously, BP was using AWS to host much of its cloud-based infrastructure, including its website. However, the company has seemingly made the decision to diversify suppliers

“The Microsoft cloud provides the hyper scale needed for global businesses like BP to innovate quickly,” Cindy Rose, chief executive of Microsoft UK added. “Microsoft Azure will help BP unlock the power of its data to deliver actionable insights in support of their business.”

The news comes shortly after it was announced Centrica, owner of British Gas, plumbing business DynoRod and US energy retailer Direct Energy, would be moving its UK datacentre onto Microsoft Azure, alongside the introduction of Office 365 to its entire workforce, facilitating employee productivity.

“Working with Microsoft will accelerate our Digital Workplace initiative, empower our global workforce with Office 365 and modernise field services within DynoRod by using Dynamics 365,” Mike Young, Centrica’s global chief information officer, said.

“Moving our on-premise data centre to Microsoft Azure is one of a number of foundational steps we are taking at Centrica to build a truly digital business for the benefit of our customers.”

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