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Microsoft deploys blockchain for Maersk

Maersk is addressing security, latency and availability with the project, Ozyucel, cloud and enterprise business group lead, Microsoft.

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THE WORLD’S largest shipping line Maersk is no stranger to digital transformation. It was the first global logistics company to embrace the internet of things. Now, with the help of Microsoft, it has taken that work a step further. The software giant is exhibiting its Maersk suc¬cess story on its stand at GITEX. Maersk adopted Microsoft Azure, migrated key workloads to the cloud, and modernised its open source soft¬ware, which included the adoption of Kubernetes on Azure.

Essentially, this means that the shipping line can now monitor and control all stages of a voyage for ev¬ery single one of its more than 600 container ships.

Maersk software engineers now spend less time on container software management and
more time on innovation and value-added projects. The business value is savings on resource costs, faster solution delivery time, and the abil¬ity to attract expert IT talent,” said Necip Ozyucel, cloud and enterprise business group lead at Microsoft.“This system enables Maersk to optimise its routes in real time across the 350 ports it services,” he added.