Daimler Adopts IBM Cloud for Cyber-Security

With greater connectivity comes greater cyber-security risks which explains Daimler’s announcement of a data partnership with digital giant IBM.

The pair have expanded their existing cyber agreement and the German automaker will migrate its global after-sales portal to the IBM public cloud. The move is hoped to allow Daimler to drive innovation while also benefiting from an open and secure public cloud for business.

The global after-sales portal is vital for the carmaker’s market activities, supporting workshop processes in the retail sector. In a statement it said that in order to meet the growing demands of the portal core products, it was looking for a new technical platform to improve agility and scalability, while maintaining a high level of security.

The platform, based on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, is designed to allow Daimler to transform the application into a scalable microservices architecture so that it can rapidly introduce new offerings to meet consumer demand.

At the same time, the data will be transferred and stored in the IBM public cloud, which is protected by security capabilities, such as IBM Hyper Protect Services. Howard Boville, senior vice-president, IBM Cloud, said: “As organizations redefine their operations by adopting public cloud, they’re able to drive innovation and modernize their infrastructures, while still prioritizing security.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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