Mumbai, Sep 27: IT major HCL Technologies (HCL), today announced a five-year infrastructure services deal with global diversified mining business Anglo American.
The multi-year deal will see HCL continue to support Anglo American through the adoption of cloud, reducing Anglo American’s global data center footprint through the continued consolidation of its on-premise infrastructure and partial migration to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service operating model, HCL said in a filing with BSE.
HCL will also continue to provide regional and local service desk support and end-user computing services.
Headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges, Anglo American runs mining operations across Southern Africa, North and South America and Australia, with a workforce of 69,000 people worldwide.
HCL was enlisted as Anglo American’s IT services partner in 2013 and has served in the same role for De Beers since 2014. Through the renewed deal, HCL will further improve quality and consistency by standardizing and centralizing IT infrastructure services across both organizations.
''This renewal underscores a key tenet of HCL’s success strategy, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to satisfying customers and building relationships that evolve over the long term,'' said Sandeep Saxena, SVP, HCL Technologies.
''Rather than standing still, our engagement with Anglo American has expanded into other areas where we can drive further value for its business through our more strategic Mode 2 offerings, such as Cloud Native Services. This is down to the strength of our working relationship with Anglo American, which gives it the trust that we can and will deliver on our commitment. Our global delivery model also has a particularly important role to play, adding significant value through a mix of onsite and offshore technical skills that set Anglo American on course for future success'' he further added. (UNI)