Sun, Wipro in GCC partnership deal
Dubai, October 21, 2008
Sun Microsystems has inked a partnership deal with Wipro to widen its reach within the GCC.
Wipro will resell and integrate the entire suite of Sun systems, storage, software, and services to serve Sun’s customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.
The Sun-Wipro business partnership commenced almost two decades ago in 1989, with Wipro in India selling 3/50 and 3/60 workstations.
“The Sun-Wipro alliance addresses complex issues our customers face today, including increasing demands for Enterprise Security, Business Integration, and Open Source Secure Operating Systems in addition to network access, bandwidth and storage being driven by explosive growth in network participation and sharing,” said Bruno Haubertin, partners and sales organization manager, Sun Microsystems, Mena.
“Wipro is strongly aligned with Sun’s internet-centric go-forward strategy and has core skills in deploying and integrating complex business solutions to enhance customers’ competitiveness, business agility, and risk mitigation through innovative IT solutions and infrastructure. They possess strong delivery, integration, and deployment capabilities across Sun’s systems, storage, and software platforms. Wipro have been delivering technology-driven business solutions for the past 25 years, and have a strong team of professionals delivering key services within the region,” added Haubertin.
“The signing of this partnership demonstrates and reinforces Sun’s confidence in Wipro as a company and our services,” said Rajan Sampath – general manager - Wipro. “We are confident that our wide expertise in implementation complex infrastructure solutions around Sun’s technologies including Solaris 10 adoption, identity management, coupled with a Global Delivery model, backed by our dedicated Centers of Excellence on JavaES and Solaris will deliver value to the customers.”
Wipro has pioneered a global delivery model with program management for faster rollout of web services, applications and infrastructure upgrades delivering cost savings and improved quality to IT operations that will guarantee Sun’s customers added value and a competitive edge.
Wipro has more than 50 development centers, 743 clients and 92,000 employees in 53 countries across the globe. -TradeArabia News Service