Despite uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, IHS Markit stuck with its strategy to move compute resources to AWS. In this article featured on CIO.com, IHS CIO Chad Moss offers tips for IT leaders making similar migrations.
IHS Markit makes bold bet on public cloud during the pandemic
As the coronavirus forced businesses to close in March, IHS Markit faced a difficult decision. The company, which provides data analytic services, had hoped to offload the bulk of its compute functions to the public cloud beginning in 2020, but the pandemic raised key questions.
Would the tech team be able to execute its cloud migration while helping 16,000 employees transition to remote work? Would an enterprise-scale cloud migration even be wise after CEO Lance Uggla decided the company should manage a downside scenario and work feverishly to take cost out of the business?
“Data security, integrity and confidentiality across different jurisdictions are at the forefront of everything we do, and we will work with AWS to continue to deliver timely insights to clients in every corner of the world.”
—Chad Moss, CIO, IHS Markit