German chemicals firm K+S signs on Infosys for hybrid cloud, digital roadmap

German chemicals firm K+S signs on Infosys for hybrid cloud, digital roadmap
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4 Mar, 2020

Bengaluru based information technology (IT) services firm Infosys will set up a hybrid cloud ecosystem and work on a digital roadmap for German chemicals company K+S as part of a long-term contract. 

K+S will build a digital programme called ‘Shaping 2030 Strategy’ by preparing an agile and flexible IT infrastructure foundation, Infosys said in a statement. 

The German company is the world’s largest salt manufacturer and Europe’s biggest supplier of potash.

Under the contract, Infosys will set up two centralised and dedicated data centres in Kassel, where K+S is headquartered, and 16 regional data centres in Europe, US, Canada, and South America along with a public cloud ecosystem. The IT services firm will also be responsible for managing the IT landscape of K+S across more than a hundred sites for over 9,000 end-users, across 25 countries globally, it said.

“We will continue to leverage the perfect blend of people and software to deliver superior experiences for K+S users. We will enable K+S to reimagine their workplace and bring in agility of cloud infrastructure to help them achieve their business goals,”  Jasmeet Singh, executive vice president and global head of manufacturing, Infosys said.  

Berthold Kröger, head of IT at K+S, said that the adoption of flexible service delivery will help the company to do the transition in a cost-effective and timely fashion.

“Infosys’ expertise in the next-gen hybrid cloud will enable us to streamline our operations across data centres, global networks, workplace and end-user support services,” said Kröger.

On Tuesday, Infosys signed an agreement to leverage the IBM public cloud platform to enable its enterprise clients to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. 

In February, Infosys had announced its intent to acquire Simplus, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based cloud consulting startup backed by Salesforce Ventures and other investors. The transaction was expected to be worth up to $250 million. 

The deal is expected to enable the IT firm to strengthen its end-to-end Salesforce enterprise cloud solutions offerings.