Richemont transfers IT operations to Amazon Web Services


Swiss luxury group Richemont has announced it is moving all of its corporate IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The move will result in the closure of its European data centers and the migration of its additional stations in Hong Kong and the United States to AWS by the end of 2022.

Richemont, the parent company of Cartier, Montblanc and IWC Schaffhausen, is preparing to transport more than 5,000 virtual machines and 120 SAP instances to AWS, as part of a digital transformation strategy that aims to modernize its infrastructure, strengthen security and prioritize automation globally. operations.

The strategy will also see the migration of its product lifecycle management, e-commerce systems, supply chain management and accounting to AWS. As part of a five-year plan, the company will develop cloud-based systems for innovative customer experiences through digitally optimized channels, using machine learning, personalized e-commerce and stylish services.

“AWS is integral to the IT transformation of our business as we seek better ways to serve our customers, streamline the way we work and be competitive on a global scale,” said Kim Hartlev, director of IT. Richemont’s information, in a press release. “AWS, with its proven track record and high performing global infrastructure, will provide the agility, security and scalability we need to launch new business processes and new service models. AWS’s unprecedented pace of innovation and its broad portfolio of services, including analytics and machine learning, will help us gain better insight and become an even more agile business in the cloud.

Additionally, Richemont is poised to increase its use of the AWS Marketplace. The partnership will allow the company to tailor and personalize shopping experiences across its online channels. It will also use the AWS Skills Guild to provide training and certification to its IT employees, in line with its strategy to grow its place as a product-driven organization.


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