Business technology major IBM has bagged a 7-year service deal from SEA, an airports operator in Italy, to consolidate and manage SEA’s IT infrastructure on hybrid IT environment.
The agreement that covers data center and hosting services, systems and storage managed services, help desk and security management, is expected to generate significant savings for SEA in the next seven years.
SEA that manages Northern Italy’s main airports Milan Linate and Malpensa, will use a resilient IT infrastructure that supports new technologies to help improve service levels and operate with more flexibility.
“The evolution of technology requires commitment and focus to maintain the highest quality standards. By working with IBM, we feel strongly that we will not only meet our strategic initiatives, but exceed them,” said Luciano Carbone, chief corporate officer of SEA.
The airport operator will rely on the hybrid cloud infrastructure for several SAP workloads, such as SAP Hybris and will use Cloud VDI to support its workplace management and internal classroom training program.
The data center services will be delivered by the Italian IBM Data Center Campus, that includes also the IBM cloud data center in Milan, part of IBM’s global network of nearly 60 data centers in 19 countries.
IBM also is one of the first cloud companies to adopt the EU’s Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers.
“Global and local network of IBM data centers will allow SEA to optimize innovating its computing environments, preparing for the integration of new IT models, like the cloud, to respond to the demands of the changing market,” said Stefano Rebattoni, general manager for Global Technology Services of IBM Italia.