Mossi & Ghisolfi Trusts Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud to Deliver Critical Business Applications

When global chemical engineering company Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) needed an IT infrastructure that would drive agility and innovation across the company's expanding operations while supporting its green goals, it chose a cloud-based solution developed and deployed by Verizon and Deloitte.

M&G, which relies on its global communications network to link manufacturing and R&D facilities in Europe, North and South America, had already begun to reinvent how its technology could deliver better business outcomes.  The company had outsourced key IT resources, viewing the role of its internal IT team primarily as driving and supporting change.  Following additional growth, however, M&G realized that further and more radical change was required.

M&G turned to an enterprise cloud solution, delivered by Deloitte and Verizon, as the foundation for its new business IT environment. Verizon's enterprise-class cloud platform now supports the delivery of key business applications, including SAP business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and enterprise application integration, to 550 key users around the globe.  The robust and secure platform can be scaled on demand according to M&G's immediate business needs.  A strategic group of partners, led by Verizon and Deloitte, manages the network, enabling M&G's own IT organization to indeed focus its attention on strategic business programs.

The streamlined yet flexible business infrastructure provided by Verizon and Deloitte enables easy access to business-critical applications all around the globe as well as the addition of new websites.  The cloud-based solution, delivered through Verizon's Terremark subsidiary, also helps drive cost and management efficiencies, including power consumption, linking to M&G's green goals.

"Moving these business-critical applications to the cloud can be seen as a brave move, but it's one that is already bringing benefit to our business," said Marco Zanussi, CIO of M&G. "We wanted to better align our technology to support our business goals.  Positioning Verizon's enterprise cloud within the context of an experienced partner-management ecosystem was an obvious choice. We now have a more scalable infrastructure that really does enable just-in-time delivery, and a cost model that reflects actual usage rather than peak traffic flow - and working much more efficiently, yet on a far broader scale.  In addition, the cost benefits are already quantifiable, with estimates that moving to the cloud will deliver a reduction of between 5 and 9 percent in power consumption by the end of this year.  We were looking for trusted third parties to help drive sustainable business innovation, and in Verizon and Deloitte, we have found just that."

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies.  Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate.  Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

About M&G
M&G is among the largest PET producers in the world, with almost 1.7 MMtons/y of installed capacity, and manufacturing locations in Brazil, Mexico, USA and Italy. Its plants in Suape (Brazil) and Altamira (Mexico) are the two largest single lines in the world and are based on proprietary technology.

Chemtex, located in Italy, USA, China and India, is the engineering and R&D branch of the Group and is a global engineering, procurement and construction company that specializes in delivering technology oriented projects for the petrochemical polymers, fibers, energy, biofuels, and environmental industries.

The newly formed Bio Polyester Feedstocks BU has the mission of enabling the production of PET resin 100% made from renewable sources. Using as a base the proprietary PROESA technology, is developing own routes for the production of all the main polyester raw materials.

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's approximately 170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.