7/28/2003 - Fujitsu, one of Europe's leading IT services companies, and TeleCity plc (TCY.L), the leading pan-European collocation and data centre services company, announced that they had reached an agreement for the sourcing of IT hardware, software and services on the one hand and the provision of collocation services on the other. The agreement, which further extends the relationship between the companies, will allow TeleCity to offer its customers a single source for their IT systems and infrastructure requirements, and allow Fujitsu to offer collocation services to its clients.
The agreement will enable TeleCity's existing and future customers to purchase hardware and software solutions such as access devices, storage, servers and network equipment, directly through Fujitsu, taking advantage of Fujitsu's expertise in the sourcing, commissioning and ongoing management of IT systems. Fujitsu's long-standing, strategic relationships with all Tier 1 hardware and software suppliers and the ability to provide a broad portfolio of products for a range of users from a single source will give TeleCity customers access to significant buying power and one point of supplier contact. Contracts will be backed up by service level agreements for supply chain management, ongoing customer care and technical support. Initially, Fujitsu services available to TeleCity customers will include:
"This agreement is a logical step for TeleCity as it enables us to offer a full range of IT systems and infrastructure services within our data centres," said Bob McClean, TeleCity European partner channel manager. "The partnership has been developed in direct response to our customers' growing demand for increased flexibility and choice of solutions - which build on our core expertise in the provision of high quality data centre services – without the hassle of managing a variety of supplier relationships”.
“By working with industry leaders we will develop our capabilities and, over time, a reputation for cost-effective, full-service IT infrastructure provision. Fujitsu is a recognised leader in the field of IT systems provision and support. Together we look forward to building a successful platform for provision of customer solutions".
"We are very pleased to be offering our services via one of the most established and successful multi-sited collocation operations in Europe, as well as offering to our clients access to TeleCity’s best-in-class data centre and collocation facilities," said John Pierce, marketing director, Fujitsu Services. "TeleCity and Fujitsu complement each other very well, and together can offer the most comprehensive service offering to customers who continue to look for cost savings and more effective, focused supplier relationships."
About Fujitsu Services
Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa. It has an annual turnover of £1.86 billion (€2.8bn), employs 13,100 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from infrastructure consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London, Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$38 billion (€35 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace. Website: ie.fujitsu.com
TeleCity is a leading European provider of collocation infrastructure and data centre facilities. Through its network of carrier-neutral data centres, it provides collocation, systems engineering and additional value added services to telecommunications and carrier companies, web-centric service providers, and corporate enterprises. TeleCity’s specialist facilities provide best of breed technology hosted in a secure and flexible environment, which means that organisations can concentrate on their core business competencies. The company has nine locations across Europe, three of which host major Internet backbones; LINX (London), AMSIX (Amsterdam) and MaNAP (Manchester). Other operational sites are located in Dublin, Frankfurt, Paris and Stockholm. Headquartered in London, TeleCity was established in 1998, floated on the London Stock Exchange (TCY.L) in June 2000 and posted a turnover of £32.6M in the year to December 2001, a 131% increase on the previous year. For more information, please visit www.telecity.com
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