Monday, March 7, 2011

Orange Business Signs GDF Suez for Managed Services

Orange Business Services announced a six-year deal with GDF SUEZ, a French energy group and the world's second-largest energy company, for the management of its information system. The partnership not only includes standard facilities management such as hosting, infrastructure operation and running ERP applications, but also covers setting up a shared engineering team in charge of developing the Group's solutions to match the needs of its business units as closely as possible. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Additionally, Orange Business Services will provide the necessary hosting for GDF SUEZ and its development via a new green data center currently being built in Normandy. The new site meets the Group's two objectives in the fields of sustainable development and energy savings, in part due to its innovative ventilation system, known as "free cooling", developed by R&D teams at Orange.

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