Paris, France/Noida, India – 11th February, 2013. HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, today announced that Saint Gobain, worldwide leader in construction markets has expanded its IT infrastructure engagement to include transformational data center services in Europe.
This engagement expands HCL’s current relationship with Saint Gobain. The initial phase provided a roadmap to cover the migration servers and other data centre components that are spread across multiple locations. HCL is transforming Saint-Gobain’s computing landscape from its current state to a world-class environment using proprietary cutting-edge technologies and frameworks. The engagement leverages HCL’s award winning MTaaSTM platform for Enterprise Service Management and Monitoring to deliver proven operational benefits and business value.
HCL will support several european entities of Saint-Gobain during the course of this engagement. The company has also successfully commissioned new data centers in Paris, which are being used for delivering shared data center services to these entities across Europe.
Speaking on the engagement, Mr. Gery Bonte, Group CTO, Saint-Gobain said, “We were in search of an IT partner that could assist us in a smooth transition from the decentralized and disparate environment to a centralized and standardized IT environment. In HCL, we found an IT Infrastructure vendor that could ensure a successful transition into a standardized environment by leveraging HCL’s globally benchmarked set of tools, processes and operations. In addition to this, HCL continues to ensure a shift from the best effort service level to a well-defined service level based on the ITIL process. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with HCL Technologies.”
“We are pleased to have extended our partnership with Saint Gobain, our customer since 2005 and one of Europe’s most respected industrial brands. It reinforces HCL’s increasing attractiveness as a transformational IT Infrastructure partner of choice for large multinationals across Europe and the world at large,” said Mr. Ashish Gupta, Senior Vice President & Head - EMEA, HCL Technologies ISD. “This contract highlights customers’ increasing confidence in HCL’s capabilities to manage large and complex IT Infrastructure environments through its robust delivery benchmarks and deep domain knowledge.”
HCL commenced its journey in Europe almost a decade back providing integrated suite of services including IT Services, Remote Infrastructure, Engineering and R&D and BPO services. Its ‘think global, act local ’ philosophy makes it a commercially innovative company with local autonomy to structure deals. Through the years, HCL has executed several transformational engagements in Europe placing it at the top of the European service providers’ list.
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