BENGALURU: Wipro Limited has been awarded a seven-year contract by innogy SE to manage their data center and cloud services. innogy SE is an established European energy company. With its three business areas of Renewables, Grid & Infrastructure and Retail, it is well equipped for the work ahead in a 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 SE, 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. Therefore, we have not only signed a contract in Germany but also have extended our contract with Wipro in the UK until 2024.”
Arun Krishnamurthi, Vice President and Global Head – Utilities, Wipro Limited said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with innogy with this engagement. We are confident that our domain expertise in the utilities sector coupled with our deep IT infrastructure services capabilities will successfully support innogy’s business objectives. 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.”
Kiran Desai, Senior Vice President and Head – Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro Limited said, “This strategic engagement with innogy reinforces Wipro’s leadership in the infrastructure space. Our BoundaryLess Data Center solution capabilities coupled with our domain expertise make us uniquely positioned to enable innogy’s digital transformation journey.”