“You’ve Got to Have Courage!” BP on Going “All-In” on the Cloud

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An “all in” BP cloud migration will see the energy supermajor shut down its two mammoth Canary Wharf data centres in favour of shifting 900+ mission critical applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS)’s infrastructure.

The project is no lift-and-shift of a few customer-facing apps.

The software being moved to the cloud from January 2020 will include real-time oil and gas trading applications handling billions of pounds of transactions and running on custom hardware (“thankfully, no mainframes!” says BP’s Stewart Fry – the man in charge – wryly).

It will include SAP software handling HR and finance functions for a 17,500-strong global workforce;

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