This partnership which is considered a significant expansion of their existing agreement, is expected to drive the use of reliable and secure data analytics, insights, and learnings to support the introduction of new digital products and services for Vodafone customers simultaneously worldwide. As announced, up to 1,000 employees of both companies located in Spain, the UK, and the United States are collaborating on the development of the new platform.
“Vodafone is building a powerful foundation for a digital future. We have vast amounts of data which, when securely processed and made available across our footprint using the collective power of Vodafone and Google Cloud’s engineering expertise, will transform our services, to our customers and governments, and the societies where they live and serve,” said Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone.
Powered by this new agreement, Google Cloud and Vodafone are co-developing the new data platform called Nucleus, which is expected to help Vodafone reinvent its approach to data, analytics and business intelligence, leveraging data governance capabilities from Google Cloud.
Nucleus is designed to house a new system known as Dynamo which will drive data throughout Vodafone to enable it to more quickly offer its customers new, personalized products and services across multiple markets. Dynamo will further allow Vodafone to offer new connectivity services for homes and businesses through the release of smart network features, such as providing a sudden broadband speed boost at critical times.
“Telecommunications firms are increasingly differentiating their customer experiences through the use of data and analytics, and this has never been more important than during the current pandemic. We are thrilled to be selected as Vodafone’s global strategic cloud partner for analytics and SAP, and to co-innovate on new products that will accelerate the industry’s digital transformation,” said Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer of Google Cloud.
Also based on the new agreement, Vodafone will re-platform its entire SAP environment to Google Cloud, including the migration of its core SAP workloads and key corporate SAP modules such as SAP Central Finance. As announced, Accenture will act as Vodafone’s SAP migration partner, helping Vodafone seamlessly transition business critical SAP environments onto Google Cloud.