NEW YORK and MILAN, May 30, 2023 — Alpitour, Italy's leading travel and organized vacation brand, has embarked on a significant digital transformation to support its business strategies by relying on Kyndryl, the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, to modernize its IT environment with cloud and automation services and solutions.
The long-standing collaboration between the two companies has been renewed through 2027 and was recently reinforced with a series of milestones initiated with the migration of midrange IT systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services, and with the use of a “pay as you go” model capable of enabling Alpitour’s business advantages in terms of flexibility, security, scalability and cost optimization.
The consumption of innovative cloud services managed by Kyndryl is facilitated via automation and an integrated dashboard that, in a self-service logic, will provide Alpitour with a catalog of services to choose from in order to adopt, quickly, new technologies according to a defined and secure chain of approval.
Not only that: this phase of the project also aims to modernize Alpitour’s employee experience using digital workplace services in a "zero touch delivery" perspective. It will minimize the manual intervention required by the user through a configuration that takes place directly in the factory, while technical support is enhanced, centralized and remotely provided.
"These new steps on the path of collaboration with Kyndryl further strengthen the strategic alignment between the two companies," said Francesco Ciuccarelli, Alpitour's Chief Information & Technology Officer. "Alpitour's growth ambitions and the need to continuously innovate its business model cannot ignore the benefits of a cloud-like infrastructure and the efficiency of a highly automated service model."
"Working alongside Alpitour means being able to contribute to the digital evolution of a brand that has few equals in terms of history, market positioning and growth prospects," said Ernesto de Ruggiero, Vice President Customer Unit North, Kyndryl Italy. "The synergy between cloud and service automation will bring the flexibility that allows the company to govern changing business needs, projecting the infrastructure toward a continuous evolution that we will continue to manage."
Alpitour plans to continue its digital transformation journey with Kyndryl by migrating mainframe workloads to the cloud in the coming months, thus also aligning this environment with the consumption of cloud-native IT services.
Alpitour World is a leader in Italy in the tourism industry: synonymous with professionalism, innovation and discovery, it has entered the collective imagination as the Group that has been making Italians travel for over 75 years. Its structure is composed of five divisions that oversee the entire tourism supply chain and have offices in Italy and abroad: Tour Operating, Aviation, Hotel Management, Incoming and Travel Agencies. Each represents excellence in its sector and, all together, contribute to the Group's solidity and new forms of vacation.
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The company designs, builds, manages and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. For more information, visit www.kyndryl.com
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