Tate & Lyle ports all its apps to the cloud

Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle Sugars has ported all its applications, including mission critical ones to the cloud.

The firm, recently acquired by American company Domino Sugar, used cloud provider Virtustream to migrate all its applications to the cloud. It used Virtustream's xStream hybrid cloud platform to ease the consolidation of mission critical applications required to run the combined business.

As Tate & Lyle Sugars was bought from Tate & Lyle PLC by Domino Sugar, the immediate challenge was to separate Tate & Lyle Sugars' business applications from Tate & Lyle PLC's infrastructure and then to integrate them into the Domino Sugar's infrastructure, which already ran on the Virtustream xStream cloud.

In order to do this, Virtustream used its hybrid cloud, deploying an xStream cloud appliance on-premise into the Tate & Lyle Sugars' UK data centre, with a built-in connection to Virtustream's off-premise xStream cloud nodes in the US. Virtustream then used its own post-merger integration application migration and data archiving methodology to complete the carve-out and integration.

Ian Bacon, Tate & Lyle Sugars president said the company needed partner to transition to the cloud and migrate to Domino Sugar's IT infrastructure. "Not only was the xStream solution a powerful catalyst for the integration process but, going forward, has provided new business opportunities with improved agility and performance."

At the centre of efforts to port apps to the cloud was Virtustream's enterprise-class hybrid cloud product, xStream. This allowed Domino and Tate & Lyle Sugars to provision, manage, meter and bill for global computing consumption with a standard unit of cloud capacity called a micro-VMTM. Domino Sugar uses the xStream enterprise hybrid cloud for the majority of its IT operations.

Rene Millman

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