Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wipro lands seven-year data centre and cloud services contract

Company is in charge of twin data centres in Germany as European customers focuses on consolidating its IT infrastructure.

One of India’s largest ICT companies Wipro has been tasked with managing European energy company innogy SE’s data centre and cloud services.

As part of the agreement signed in November 2016, innogy transferred its twin data centres in Neurath und Niederaussen in Germany to Wipro on February 1, 2017.

Wipro will make use of its BoundaryLess Data Center solution, designed to help customers rationalise, virtualise and consolidate their IT infrastructure.

Marcus Schaper, CIO innogy SE, said: “This engagement is strategic to our IT operations. We believe that Wipro is the best partner for us to accompany us on our IT journey around data centre services. Therefore, we have not only signed a contract in Germany but also have extended our contract with Wipro in the UK until 2024.”

Arun Krishnamurthi, Vice President and Global Head – Utilities, Wipro, said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with innogy with this engagement.

“We are confident that our domain expertise in the utilities sector coupled with our deep IT infrastructure services capabilities will successfully support innogy’s business objectives.

“Wipro will invest in and maintain the twin data centers in Germany so as to future proof them. This will ensure business agility and drive efficiencies for innogy and other customers in the region.”

Kiran Desai, Senior Vice President and Head – Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro, said: “This strategic engagement with innogy reinforces Wipro’s leadership in the infrastructure space. Our BoundaryLess Data Center solution capabilities coupled with our domain expertise make us uniquely positioned to enable innogy’s digital transformation journey.”