Fincantieri chooses IBM Cloud for shipbuilding

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been chosen by shipbuilding group Fincantieri for a hybrid cloud solution to improve efficiency of designing, building and deploying new vessels in response to growing global demand, IBM said.

With more than 50 cloud data centers worldwide — including one in Milan — and expertise in managing enterprise cloud services, IBM will provide Fincantieri with a modern IT infrastructure to advance Fincantieri´s global growth goals.

Fincantieri provices cruise ship design and construction and is a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry´s sectors, from naval to offshore vessels. Headquartered in Trieste (Italy), the Group has built more than 7,000 vessels in more than 230 years of maritime history. It has employs 19,000 workers in 20 shipyards on four continents.