Alstom brings in CSC to 'transform' data centres

Global rail and utilities engineering firm Alstom has brought in CSC to "transform" its data centre operations as part of a five-year managed services contract.

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Global rail and utilities engineering firm Alstom has brought in CSC to "transform" its data centre operations as part of a five-year managed services contract.

From later this year, CSC is tasked with enhancing service quality and reducing ongoing costs at Alstom's global data centres, using its BizCloud and storage-as-a-service infrastructure systems. This will include server and storage consolidation and centralisation using a mix of existing Alstom and CSC datacentres.

BizCloud is a private cloud platform designed to be quickly deployed in response to changing customer needs, and CSC's storage-as-a-service offering is a fully managed storage utility service that can cut data storage costs by reducing hardware needs and enabling customers to only pay for the storage capacity they actually use.

The contract covers 50 countries, with Alstom saying it will "support its global integration and expansion". The value of the data centre services contract has not been disclosed.

Last month it was reported that human rights organisation Amnesty International had moved to a hybrid cloud infrastructure to improve communications with its members and the reliability of its online websites and applications.

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