Water runs more reliably and efficiently using the cloud
Water Corporation working with IBM and SXiQ.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams operated behind the scenes to support IBM to develop a Well-Architected, secure framework and simplify complex technology to make it easier for Water Corporation to support its 2 million customers.
Success and Scale Bring Broad Responsibility
Water Corporation is striving to reduce dependence on rainfall water sources—and at the same time, achieve net zero by 2035. By working with IBM and AWS, Water Corporation is on a path to powering its cloud operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.
Your next glass of water depends on your water utility, which depends on back-office systems to help ensure there’s no service disruption. In relying on legacy, on-premises hardware, Water Corporation in Australia knew it needed a new approach. A principal supplier of water, wastewater, and irrigation services throughout Western Australia, Water Corporation is a massive operation. It spans more than 1.5 million square miles and serves over 2 million people at their homes, businesses, and farms. Facing risks associated with critical systems nearing end of life and looking for a modern solution to better support operations and production, integrate data, and enhance security, Water Corporation turned to the cloud.
After engaging Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Consulting, the combined team activated to assess the situation and determine the best modernization course following a Well-Architected review. IBM leveraged SXiQ, an IBM company, to deliver the migration effort. In working with SXiQ, the team migrated Water Corporation’s entire SAP workload to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on AWS, as well as upgraded underlying systems and databases, delivering end-to-end automation capabilities that helped ensure service continuity.
AWS technology enabled IBM to accelerate the migration of more than 125 SAP servers and 65 terabytes of data in record speed, while increasing security and reducing technical complexity. The move to the cloud also improved scalability and helped reduce carbon emissions.
Thanks to a successful migration, Water Corporation can work more efficiently and has improved resilience as it continues to develop innovative ways to keep water flowing.