BHP Shifts Data Centers to Cloud with AWS & Microsoft Azure
Data Center Dynamics reported that mining giant BHP has signed cloud deals with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. AWS will provide data analytics and machine learning capabilities, while Azure will host the company's core global applications portfolio, including 17,500TB of data.
The company said that it will move out of regional data centers as it shifts to the cloud. BHP CTO Laura Tyler said “Digital technology is in everything we do at BHP, from how we connect to our customers and partners every day to how we extract and find resources more safely and sustainably. We are leveraging next-generation technologies like cloud, machine learning, and data analytics to solve complex business problems and unlock value even faster.”
The world's largest mining company by market capitalization, BHP operates in the aluminum, coal, copper, ferroalloys, iron ore, titanium, nickel, diamond, and silver mining sectors, as well as the oil, gas, and liquefied natural gas markets.