Nokia taps HP and Microsoft to create IT infrastructure

Nokia today announced its partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create IT infrastructure and workplace environment.

The company aims to utilize the potential of IT and telecom operations for better quality, greater agility and faster introduction of new IT services. The transformation is planned to be completed during the first quarter of 2017, said Nokia.

Nokia said its new IT infrastructure will facilitate software development, collaboration and service delivery. The company’s delivery centers will migrate to a cloud-based architecture using advanced data center technology and automated delivery solutions for computing and storage.

As per the deal, HP will provide IT services, including enterprise cloud computing based on HP Helion Managed Private Cloud, as well collaboration, connectivity, workplace and network services, said Nokia.

CEO of Nokia and HP
IT giant Microsoft will be the key enabler for transferring IT services to the cloud utilizing Office 365 and Microsoft Azure, and supporting Nokia in the adoption of new social and collaboration capabilities.

Telefonica will deliver telecom services such as Wide Area Network (WAN) Internet access, and unified communication platform including fixed voice, video and meeting services.

Manfred Immitzer, CIO of Nokia Networks, said: “This investment will improve our infrastructure quality and agility. It will simplify the global network solution and provide a much better service experience and connectivity for the users – our employees.”

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