Royal DSM has renewed its contract with Atos Origin for SAP hosted and technical application management services across its global business.
The Netherlands headquartered life sciences company is using Atos for the global supply of SAP until the end of 2013. Under the agreement, Atos will provide a hosted datacentre service.
DSM will make use of a pool of resources that are shared securely by various customers, paying for usage instead of a fixed amount. In a statement, the two companies claimed the "utility-based infrastructure" would allow DSM to change its use of the service to meet business demands.
"As a result, the solution uses less hardware and is more environmentally friendly, because less energy is used and less cooling is required," DSM said. "It builds on Atos Origin's implementation of its new datacentre strategy, which includes deploying greener datacentre technologies."
The design caters for the existing SAP Apollo environment and anticipates a smooth integration of new functionality, as available under SAP's release strategy.
Jo van den Hanenberg, executive vice president and CIO at DSM, said: "Over the last six years Atos Origin has proven to be a reliable SAP hosting provider. In renewing our SAP platforms and services we intend to build on Atos Origin's SAP services track record. The new hosting services are Atos Origin standard services, based on state of the art technology for Utility Based Computing and Storage on Demand."