HCL, Mercator ink flydubai IT services deal
Dubai, November 10, 2010
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier ICT services company, has signed an agreement with Mercator, the IT division of the Emirates Group, to manage IT infrastructure for flydubai.
HCL Infosystems will provide IT infrastructure for hosting services through Mercator’s two data centers that will host flydubai’s applications through a private virtual cloud and will manage communication links to access externally hosted services.
HCL Infosystems will provide, manage and support all end-user devices and services for flydubai. This multi-million dollar partnership will help flydubai optimise provisioning of critical services such as check-in, departure control, network planning, flight and crew operations, aircraft maintenance and other back office systems.
The partnership will also ensure complete management of the infrastructure, day-to-day operations, vendors, connectivity and capacity.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Mercator and HCL Infosystems to ensure our IT systems continue to meet our demands for highly efficient and cost effective solutions,” stated Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai.
“This early success clearly signifies our potential to deliver state-of-the-art solutions that can address needs of customers across geographies,” said Shivkumar, chief executive HCL Infosystems MEA.
“The partnership with HCL Infosystems will enable us to deliver a robust infrastructure platform that will enable flydubai to bring in new IT services and scale up the existing IT systems in line with their growth plans,” added Fayyaz Alam, vice president, Production Services for Mercator.-TradeArabia News Service