Microsoft has scored a major contract that will see the Redmond-based company be the preferred cloud provider for PepsiCo.
Microsoft’s Azure is firmly in second place in the US cloud market, behind Amazon’s AWS and ahead of Google Cloud. The company has made signification headway, and has been racking up a string of high-profile contracts.
PepsiCo is the latest company to sign on with Azure, choosing it as its preferred cloud platform in a deal that will also see it deploy Microsoft 365 and Teams for all 270,000 employees.
“As a global leader in convenient food and beverages, our commitment to the timely delivery of PepsiCo products has never been more important,” said PepsiCo CIO, Seth Cohen. “Through our partnership with Microsoft, we aim to improve service delivery capabilities to meet rising demand for essential goods while driving new innovations to make our operations and workforce stronger and more resilient for the future.”
“Our partnership with PepsiCo applies Azure and AI capabilities to the ever-changing supply chain and retail landscape in new and exciting ways. By migrating PepsiCo’s global data estate and SAP landscapes to Azure, we’ll be able to help PepsiCo drive efficiencies from farmer to consumer,” said Deb Cupp, Microsoft CVP Enterprise Commercial Business. “We’re also pleased to deliver Microsoft 365 to PepsiCo’s associates worldwide as part of this partnership. Mobile communication and collaboration for PepsiCo’s workforce will be one of the keys to realizing the value Microsoft brings.”
This is a huge win for Microsoft and will no doubt help it convince other companies to give Azure strong consideration.