Modernizing Fortum’s Core IT Applications with Azure

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Fortum, a leading clean-energy company, has completed cloud migration by moving applications to Microsoft Azure.

Fortum’s datacenter to cloud modernization had a pivotal moment with the launch of two migration projects. Fortum started a journey that accelerated the migration of its Core IT applications and services from vendor-hosted data centers to the cloud. The projects were successfully completed in June 2023, enabling Fortum to exit from vendor-hosted data centers and operate on a cloud-based environment.

Next Fortum will assess the capabilities of Azure cloud in optimizing their IT and business functions, particularly focusing on advanced automation and AI features. This strategic move aims to unlock additional cost efficiencies and elevate overall business value.

By moving to Microsoft Azure, Fortum has gained various benefits, such as:

  • Cost efficiency – operating on a pay-as-you-go model and reducing capital expenditure
  • Security – leveraging Microsoft’s advanced security features and compliance standards
  • Flexibility – scaling resources up or down based on demand and business needs

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Microsoft and to take advantage of their cloud expertise and solutions. This is a significant step in our digital transformation and in our ambition to become a leading clean-energy company. By modernizing these Core IT application on Microsoft Azure, we were able to improve our operational efficiency, security, and innovation capabilities,” says Mika Pehkonen, VP of IT Shared Applications.

“Microsoft is committed to supporting our customers in their digital journeys and in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. We are proud to work with Fortum, a company that shares our vision of a sustainable future powered by clean energy. With Microsoft Azure, Fortum is able to optimize its IT operations and deliver more value to its customers and stakeholders,” says Tero Savioja, Industry Lead of Microsoft Finland.

Fortum and Microsoft will continue to collaborate on exploring new ways to leverage cloud technologies and data analytics to drive innovation and growth in the energy sector.

About Fortum

Fortum is a Nordic energy company. Our purpose is to power a world where people, businesses and nature thrive together. We are one of the cleanest energy producers in Europe and our actions are guided by our ambitious environmental targets. We generate and deliver clean energy reliably and help industries to decarbonise their processes and grow. Our core operations in the Nordics comprise of efficient, CO2-free power generation as well as reliable supply of electricity and district heat to private and business customers. For our ~5 000 employees, we commit to be a safe, and inspiring workplace. Fortum’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

For more information:

Fortum Media Relations, +358 40 198 2843, [email protected]

Microsoft: Pekka Isosomppi, Communications Lead, Microsoft Finland, [email protected]