Client spotlight: LiquidPower fuels cloud migration without disruption

By: Rebecca Hardy

When it comes to cloud migration, regardless of scale, one thing that keeps execs up at night is the need to migrate without disrupting customers.

This certainly was the case when the team at LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI) was tasked with becoming a standalone company within the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio, and in just a few short months, standing up its own IT infrastructure.

LSPI is a global leader in the pipeline industry. Its products help improve performance of pipelines for crude oil, gasoline and other refined products. That includes treating more than 50 million barrels of hydrocarbon liquids worldwide every day. LSPI’s execs knew they needed an effective infrastructure management solution that wouldn’t disrupt their demanding day-to-day operations.

The cloud migration journey

After consulting with other CIOs and IT professionals, LSPI leadership decided to migrate their enterprise resource planning SAP applications to the cloud. They were able to migrate SAP applications to the cloud with:

  • Zero business disruption during a complete solution migration
  • Efficient IT operations in collaboration with a lean team of in-house IT personnel
  • Scalable solutions able to manage business growth

Hear the full story from LSPI execs here.

“The ‘ah-ha’ moment working with IBM and SAP was that we seamlessly integrated into this new environment with zero impact to the customer experience.” – Darren Wyatt, Chief Financial Officer, LSPI

A platform for future growth

LSPI is a small company where employees wear multiple hats, so the ability to customize and optimize a system based on the company’s specific needs was another big plus. Since the successful cloud migration, LSPI has already begun to add capabilities, including SAP governance, risk and compliance solutions.

Why managed services for cloud migration?

Cloud managed services free up in-house resources to focus on strategic priorities, rather than managing infrastructure and applications.

Find the right managed service partner for your organization with this handy managed services provider comparison guide.

Hear IBM experts talk about how to “cloudify” ERP applications and integrate with emerging technologies to transform your business at Think 2019.

About The Author

Rebecca Hardy

Senior Writer, IBM Global Technology Services

Rebecca Hardy is a storyteller, creative content consultant and writer with IBM Global Technology Services, where she is constantly exploring new ways to communicate across a variety of mediums. She delights in the puzzle of writing and is passionate about applying conversational voice and quirky insights to make even the densest messaging accessible, engaging and... Read more

Post a comment