IBM announces IT services deal with Sapa

IBM today announced its global IT services agreement with Sapa, a provider of aluminum solutions.

The five-year global services deal is aimed at operating the IT infrastructure for its 200 locations around the world.

The IT deal will enable Sapa to move from two very different IT infrastructures into a single globally integrated environment, with common processes and applications.

The new IT services agreement covers services for servers and workstations supporting 11,000 employees worldwide.

Sapa will be able to use a cloud infrastructure including SoftLayer, an IBM company, for new workloads to support its rapid growth and expansion into new geographies.

Arne Norheim, country general manager of IBM Norway, said: “The agreement almost doubles our commitment to Sapa, which has been outsourcing much of its IT infrastructure to IBM for six years.”

“Standardization, flexibility and delivery performance are key factors in the contract, which is of great strategic importance to our business following the merger between Sapa’s and Hydro’s extrusion operations in 2013,” said Espen Falla, CIO at Sapa.

The outsourcing contract includes all of Sapa’s IT, with a particular focus on expanding Sapa’s IT delivery model with new cloud solutions that improve security and mobile device management. The contract will remain in place for five years.

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