The UK division of Danish facilities management giant ISS has signed a five-year IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with Atos.
The deal will see ISS move its UK-based IT infrastructure onto Atos’ Sphere cloud platform. This means it will be hosted in Atos’ data centres and charged for on a "pay for use" basis.
All of ISS’s infrastructure and applications (excluding email, which is based on Microsoft’s cloud-based service) will be hosted on dedicated servers, with shared network, storage and backup systems, an Atos spokesperson told Information Age. ISS will also use Atos’ managed desktop service, Adaptive Workplace.
Atos is displacing IT services provider CSC, with whom ISS signed a global IT outsourcing deal in 2003.
In other Atos news, the IT services provider confirmed last week that it is to occupy two floors of office space at a newly-built business park at Winnersh in Berkshire, following its merger with Siemens IT Services.