C&W Enables Vertex Cloud

Five-year, £40M ($57.5M) contract combines server virtualization with control of service levels and security in UK and India

May 26, 2010

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LONDON -- Vertex, a leading global Customer Management Outsourcing business with clients in the private and public sectors, has signed a £40 million, five-year private cloud contract with Cable&Wireless Worldwide. C&W Worldwide will provide a fully-managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for Vertex to host its IT infrastructure, in the UK and India, in a private cloud within C&W Worldwide’s secure data centre environments. Vertex will also have global access to all its information via C&W Worldwide’s high-speed next-generation network (NGN).

Jim Marsh, Chief Executive Officer at Cable&Wireless Worldwide, comments, “C&W Worldwide’s private cloud is quite simply a new and better way for successful enterprises like Vertex to organise, manage, and implement IT services. This approach provides the key benefits of server virtualisation, utility pricing and a standardised progressive architecture. However, private cloud means C&W Worldwide has built these principles into a dedicated hosting environment for optimum control of service levels and security. Infrastructure as a Service gives a flexible utility pricing model with simple price per virtual server that can reduce the bottom line of enterprise IT today. This solution provides a platform for growth and provides Vertex with the opportunity to drive out cost and increase the agility of IT services.”

Vertex’s IT infrastructure was previously a mixture of several platforms. C&W Worldwide was selected to provide an IaaS proposition, as part of an initiative to simplify the existing IT infrastructure, which will consolidate Vertex’s expanding corporate and customer IT infrastructure, consisting of more than 1,600 operating systems and 600 physical servers, and will accommodate 200 terabytes (TBs) of storage space.

Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc (London: CW)

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