Archive for December 4, 2009

BP Awards Global Telecom Contract to T-Systems

T-Systems, the business solutions arm of Deutsche Telekom, has secured a contract to provide telecommunications services to BP. The five-year contract will play a key role in supporting BP’s ongoing efficiency program by delivering significant cost savings. Terms were not disclosed.

            T-Systems will transform BP’s global telecoms services network, enabling it for next-generation voice and data services. In a flexible contract, BP’s business units will have the freedom to choose communications services that align with their specific needs and cost base.

            The agreement introduces a new multi-sourcing model for communications services. The transformation program will simplify BP’s existing network, reducing the number of suppliers to remove complexity, lowering the cost of operations significantly, and ensuring end-to-end service quality.

            In a parallel agreement, Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) will be providing a global managed service that supports BP’s voice requirements, including managed telephone and audiovisual services. The two companies have extensive experience working together and enjoy a strong track record of successful collaboration.

            Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: “We are looking forward to working with our new strategic partner for BP’s telecoms services. Their expertise, new perspective and energy will give BP a significant opportunity to reduce complexity and lower our overall cost base.”

            “We are proud to have become a key partner for change at BP,” said Reinhard Clemens, CEO of T-Systems. “In the current economic climate, it is imperative that ICT providers demonstrate a clear ability to have a positive impact on their clients’ business performance. From today, it will be a priority for T-Systems to apply our combination of IT and Telecommunications capabilities to deliver strong business results for BP.”


December 4, 2009 at 4:34 am Leave a comment

New EMC Centera Virtual Archive Scales with the Enterprise

EMC Corp., purveyor of information infrastructure solutions, announced powerful new virtualization and aggregation capabilities for its EMC® Centera® family of content addressed storage (CAS) systems. The new Centera Virtual Archive allows customers to federate multiple Centera systems to create a single, highly scalable digital archive. Most significantly, the Centera Virtual Archive simplifies management of archives at scale and distance, delivering significant operating efficiencies.

            The EMC Centera Virtual Archive enables multiple Centera systems to be aggregated together into a single, tamper-proof, virtual archive addressable by one or many applications. Multiple Centera systems at distributed sites can be aggregated into a single management domain, subject to network bandwidth limitations, for flexible allocation and reallocation of distributed archive capacity to meet changing requirements.

            Rich Napolitano, Sr. VP and General Manager of the EMC Unified Storage Division, said: “The new Centera Virtual Archive gives customers the ability to easily federate existing archive capacity, seamlessly add new archive capacity, and even aggregate archives over geographic distance — all without adding significant management overhead or cost.”

            EMC Centera Virtual Archive will be available on December 10, 2009.

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