The Kroger Co. has stated that its cloud computing portfolio is expanding with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Customers are enabled by GCP's portfolio of products, services and tools to modernize their operations for today's digital world. Currently, Kroger operates agreements with Google, Microsoft and Pivotal. A new level of capability will be brought in by this portfolio, that will help Kroger Technology accelerate delivery of new technology-based innovations to better serve customers and to grow the business.
Chris Hjelm, Kroger's Chief Information Officer, said "The adoption of Google Cloud Platform signals our commitment to positioning Kroger as an industry leader for digital programs such as ship-to-home and home delivery. Kroger Technology has been working to accelerate our ability to deliver our business the tools and technology-enabled services that support growth as outlined in our Restock Kroger Plan. The expansion of our cloud computing portfolio will be a foundational cornerstone to current and future initiatives that will drive measurable business value by advancing Kroger's ability to offer the digital and e-commerce services our customers want most."
Kroger is creating a cloud enablement team to manage the portfolio, focusing on different aspects of cloud computing: product management; private and public cloud engineering and operations; cloud architecture; code infrastructure; automation; and security architecture. PWKD13102017