JFE Steel adopts IBM Cloud to consolidate infrastructure

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and JFE Steel Co., Ltd. have signed a five-year outsourcing agreement enabling the steel company to migrate core systems to the IBM Cloud while consolidating its IT infrastructure and streamlining its business operation, the company said.

JFE Steel said it must identify ways of creating a more efficient business model that can adjust to market changes. Under the JFE Group´s medium-term business plan, JFE Steel aims to increase annual JFE branded product and services to 40 million tons.

IBM global technology services (GTS) offers end-to-end IT consulting and business services supported by a global delivery network that is transforming its business to lead in an era of cognitive and cloud. As a cloud services integrator, GTS is managing the services and underlying infrastructure in an integrated and unified way by modernizing clients´ IT environments to help them meet customer demands.