Wednesday, April 16, 2014

IBM to Build $500 Million Private Cloud for The Hartford

The Hartford, a leading insurance and financial services company,  in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds, awarded a six year agreement to IBM to build a private, cloud-based infrastructure based on the IBM PureFlex System. Under the $500 million agreement, IBM will also provide a number of other services related to mainframe, storage, backup and resiliency. The Hartford will define the services it requires, and IBM will be responsible for the solution and delivery of those services.

“Today’s announcement is an example of how leading organizations are utilizing cloud technology to gain competitive advantage,” said Philip Guido, general manager, IBM Global Technology Services, North America. “Clients today are looking for IT partners who can understand and help drive their business with a focus on innovation and delivering business outcomes, not just IT efficiency. This expansion of our partnership with The Hartford illustrates the work IBM is leading with cloud.”

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