HP Enterprise Services announced its six-year IT deal with express delivery services company TNT to better customer transaction.
HP will be consolidating and virtualizing its IT infrastructure and moving some functions to an HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud environment.
The main focus areas of the IT deal will be simplifying the business model, standardizing technical landscape and providing flexible service levels.
On a daily basis, TNT, Netherlands-based courier delivery service, delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight – operating road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
The IT deal with HP will support TNT to improve performance while reducing costs by consolidating the company’s IT estate to fewer locations, virtualising its servers and transforming older architectures to managed cloud services.
HP will move TNT towards an Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) model by building TNT’s defined data centre networks based on HP servers, storage and networking, and delivering HP-managed security services to increase efficiency, control costs and respond to changing demands.
TNT’s new hybrid environment will deliver savings and business innovation through a tailored mix of traditional hosting along with HP Helion Managed Private Cloud based on OpenStack technology.
Indian IT services company Infosys has bagged an approximately $100 million outsourcing contract from TNT Express.
Infosys, India’s second-largest IT company, will provide application development and maintenance (ADM) services, an expansion of its existing scope of work for TNT Express.
TNT Express, which focuses on Europe and connecting Europe with the world, is aiming at achieving 220 million in savings by 2015 through consolidating services, optimizing infrastructure, increasing productivity and reducing indirect costs.