It was recently announced that CN and Google Cloud will be entering a seven-year strategic partnership to improve CN’s supply chain transformation and move to the cloud.
Indeed, this collaboration will reinforce CN’s commitment to digitize scheduled railroading and building the premier railway of the 21st century. The two companies are aiming to modernize CN’s IT landscape by moving its applications to the cloud as soon as possible. By doing so, they are setting up a cloud-native architecture and foundations between CN and Google Cloud as well as setting a roadmap for the applications and workload to be migrated to the cloud.
Following this, CN is hoping to use data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to solve some of the industry-specific problems in the supply chain ecosystem.