Aviva signs £700m data centre services deal with EDS

Aviva, the UK’s largest insurance provider, has signed a ten-year data centre services deal worth £700 million with EDS, the IT services company acquired by HP last year.

EDS will transform and manage Aviva’s two data centres, both based in Norwich, which support the company’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, France and India.

“Partnering with EDS for data centre services, in our view, supports Aviva’s goals to improve flexibility, increase operational efficiency and lower costs,” said Igal Mayer, UK general insurance chief executive officer at Aviva.

The deal will see 300 Aviva employees join EDS.

Pete Swabey

Pete Swabey

Pete was Editor of Information Age and head of technology research for Vitesse Media plc from 2005 to 2013, before moving on to be Senior Editor and then Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence...

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