Wing On upgrades IT infrastructure to hybrid cloud

Wing On has modernized its internal and externally-facing IT infrastructure using technology from Equinix (Image yaoinlove / iStockPhoto)

One of Hong Kong's oldest retailers The Wing On Department Stores has modernized its IT infrastructure with a hybrid cloud based configuration based on Equinix technology.

The company is using Platform Equinix and Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric to transform its key internal and customer facing IT infrastructure.

Wing On is in the final stages of a three year digital transformation project aimed at providing customers with a seamless omnichannel offline and online experience.

This has required a full refresh of the company's existing core applications as well as the creation of new applications to enhance the customer experience. The refresh covers applications ranging from enterprise resource planning to point of sale systems, as well as network and security infrastructure.

Wing On will use the interconnection services provided through the Equinix International Business Exchange data centers in Hong Kong to consolidate connectivity between applications hosted on public clouds.

These services will also provide Wing On with access to the ecosystem of ecosystem of enterprises, clouds, networks and IT providers using the Equinix platform.

“Equinix is playing a key role in our digital transformation journey by enabling us to optimize our infrastructure costs. Through managing a key aspect of our infrastructure, Equinix allows Wing On to focus on our core mission of servicing our customers,” Wing On assistant general manager Kendrick Kwok said.

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