Recently, Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer at SearchItOperations.com interviewed our client Richard Delisser, SVP of Land Technology, Cloud and Infrastructure at World Fuel Services for a recent article called “Energy Company Swaps Index Cards, Excel for Machine Learning.” In the article, Richard discusses how World Fuel was able to use machine learning to improve its business operations. He also talks about how the company is using machine learning to develop new products and services. Overall, the interview provides insights into how World Fuel is using machine learning to transform its business.
As the article mentions, World Fuel Services needed to find a way to consolidate its data centers quickly and efficiently. They turned to AWS for help and were able to get out of the business of running data centers within 2 years. The company was able to reduce costs and deliver technology at the pace of a startup. Thanks to the AWS public cloud, World Fuel Services was able to consolidate its data centers quickly and efficiently.
According to the article, World Fuel Services, a global fuel provider, had accumulated 22 data centers through business acquisitions, many of which were running legacy workloads. The challenge for the company was that it needed to consolidate data centers to optimize costs and deliver technology at the pace of a startup. With an audacious goal to migrate to the AWS public cloud and get out of the business of running data centers within 2 years, they began looking for solutions.
The article continues by stating Delisser and his team asked other IT pros at Silicon Valley companies how they secured cloud deployments during these discussions. They met Sonrai Security CEO and co-founder Brendan Hannigan who advised World Fuel Services on how to establish a cloud security operating model. World Fuel Services decided to deploy its products six months ago with success.
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