Alstom and CSC Sign Global Datacenter Managed Services Agreement
News Release -- July 16, 2012
Company Adopts Proven As-a-Service Offerings for Global IT Transformation Program
FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 16 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in technology solutions and services, announced today that it has signed a contract with Alstom (Euronext: ALO), a world leader in power generation, electricity transmission and rail transport infrastructures, to provide information technology (IT) infrastructure managed services. The contract, signed in the first quarter of CSC fiscal year 2013, has a five-year base term with services expected to commence in Fall 2012. The agreement is subject to regulatory and other approvals.
CSC is tasked with transforming Alstom’s global datacenter operations to increase innovation, enhance service quality and reduce ongoing costs. By leveraging its BizCloud® and Storage as a Service infrastructure solutions, CSC will provide Alstom with datacenter services, including server and storage consolidation and centralization using a mix of existing Alstom and CSC datacenters. BizCloud is the only private cloud on the customer’s premises of choice that combines the privacy, security and control of a private cloud, ready for workloads in 10 weeks, with a unique economic model. CSC’s Storage as a Service is a fully managed utility service that gives clients access to storage services on demand, enabling them to pay only for what they use while accommodating data growth without endless investments in storage infrastructure and technology refreshes.
CSC’s work will span across more than 50 countries to support Alstom’s global integration and expansion.
“We are pleased to provide Alstom with ‘as-a-service’ offerings that will allow them to quickly deploy infrastructure, applications and business processes that support their evolving business strategies and meet their complex enterprise integration requirements,” said Claude Czechowski, president, CSC South and West EMEA group. “This agreement is another validation of CSC’s leadership as an enterprise cloud provider, global infrastructure services, and demonstrates our ability to bring technology innovation and transformation to support the business goals of the world’s most innovative and dynamic companies.”
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world. It provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,700 people in 100 countries and had sales of €20.9 billion in 2010/11.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 98,000 employees and reported revenue of $15.9 billion for the 12 months ended March 30, 2012. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.