Bombardier Transportation selects TCS as a strategic partner
- Multi-year, multi-million deal to help drive operational efficiency and improve agility
- TCS to manage IT infrastructure for newly commissioned data centers in Germany
Mumbai, October 21, 2013: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, announced that it has been selected by Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail transportation technology, to manage its IT infrastructure for newly commissioned data centers.
The multi-year, multi-million deal is the first that TCS has signed with a rail-transportation technology provider.
As part of the contract, TCS will provide Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) to Bombardier Transportation’s recently established data centers in Germany. The new data centers will establish a leading-edge technology platform for Bombardier, through the introduction of private cloud services paired with a high level of virtualization.
Besides standard RIM Services, managing server, storage, network and security services, TCS will also operate and be responsible for all operational processes within Bombardier Transportation’s data centers. TCS will also provide SAP Basis support to Bombardier Transportation.
“As a world leader in rail transportation, with operations in over 60 countries, our business requires a global mindset. India is central to Bombardier’s Information Services strategy – our relationship with TCS offers operational excellence in markets around the world,” says Thomas Leidenbach, Vice President, IS Infrastructure, Bombardier Transportation.
Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, Head, Central Europe, TCS, said, “This is a strategic step forward for TCS as it establishes us as a partner of choice for infrastructure services in the German market. Bombardier Transportation is executing a next generation IT infrastructure program to drive efficiency, reliability and transparency. Our deep domain expertise and best practices will help Bombardier meet these strategic transformation objectives.”
TCS’ central Europe operations (an operating area cutting across Germany and Austria) comprise over 4,000 professionals, servicing more than 80 leading German and Austrian companies such as Commerzbank, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, as well as growing set of upper midsize companies. The TCS Proximity Solution Center in Düsseldorf for high-end projects and programs serves as a front end to the TCS Global Network Delivery Model™, offering local-delivery capabilities and flexibility to German customers.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. The company's wholly owned subsidiary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delivers three turnkey system projects in the Gulf Region: in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dubai. Bombardier Transportation, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has a diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries and an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both airplanes and trains. Looking ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation. Our vehicles, services and, especially, our employees make us a global leader in transportation.
Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8 billion. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com, or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 290,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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