Wipro announced it has won a seven-year contract from innogy, a European energy company, to manage their data center and cloud services.
With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure and Retail, innogy is set to witness the next level of transformation in the modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.
As part of the agreement signed in November 2016, innogy transferred its twin data centers in Neurath und Niederaussen in Germany to Wipro on February 1, 2017.
The subsequent transition phase ran smoothly. Wipro will leverage its BoundaryLess Data Center offering to help innogy drive a transformation program to rationalize, virtualize and consolidate their IT infrastructure.
Marcus Schaper, CIO innogy, said, “This engagement is strategic to our IT operations. We believe that Wipro is the best partner for us to accompany us on our IT journey around data center services.”
The successful synergy between the two firms has also encouraged innogy to also extend the contract with Wipro in the U.K. until 2024, Schaper added.
Arun Krishnamurthi, vice president and Global Head – Utilities, Wipro, said Wipro will invest in and maintain the twin data centers in Germany so as to future proof them. “This will ensure business agility and drive efficiencies for innogy and other customers in the region.”
Wipro currently has 11 delivery centers in Germany.