Google Cloud scored a big win as German airline Lufthansa has selected the platform to help ease the impacts of flight delays, according to CNBC.
Lufthansa plans on migrating its assorted IT systems to Google Cloud, providing much needed uniformity to their processes. This should enable the airline to better optimize its operations and come up with solutions more quickly when issues do arise and cause delays.
“By combining Google Cloud’s technology with Lufthansa Group’s operational expertise, we are driving the digitization of our operation even further,” said executive board member Detlef Kayser. “This will enable us to identify possible flight irregularities even earlier and implement countermeasures at an early stage.”
According to a company spokesperson, Lufthansa went with Google, over AWS or Microsoft, due to “their high technical expertise and their databases with very good data quality.”
With Google a distant third behind Microsoft and AWS, a deal of this size, importance and mission-critical nature could help it gain similar contracts and make up ground in the cloud race.