Salmat has struck a $30 million five-year IT managed services deal with Fujitsu.
The contract includes storage management, data protection and hosting of internal administrative applications such as email. Fujitsu was awarded the contract following a competitive tender process.
Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand managed services group executive director Tim White told Computerworld Australia that the company is implementing a new data centre network design.
“The new platform is a NetApp FlexPod solution utilising VMWare virtualization and vCenter tools. The compute platform is hosted on a Cisco unified computing system [UCS] with a network platform built on the Nexus technology stack,” he said.
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He added that the company will be providing Salmat with data centre services from its Sydney and Melbourne facilities.
According to White, there are a number of areas for future collaboration including digital media, service desk portal and cloud services.
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