IBM selected by American Airlines as cloud provider

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has been named cloud provider by American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL), providing for greater enterprise flexibility, scalability and reliability, the company said.

As part of the partnership, American Airlines will move select enterprise applications to IBM´s Cloud. The airline will be able to leverage the global footprint of IBM Cloud, which consists of more than 50 data centers spanning 17 countries, as well as a wide range of application development capabilities through IBM Bluemix. The company will have access to IBM advanced analytics capabilities and technologies, which will enable the company to advance its enterprise into a cognitive infrastructure that offers greater resiliency and better customer experiences.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.