HCL INFOSYSTEMS MEA PARTNERS WITH MERCATOR TO MANAGE IT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FLYDUBAI
DUBAI: HCL Infosystems, India's premier ICT system integration, hardware and services company, announced that it has reached agreement with mercator, the IT division of the Emirates Group, to manage IT infrastructure for Flydubai. HCL will provide IT infrastructure for hosting services through mercator,s data centers.
During signing the partnership agreement between HCL Infosystems and mercator.
mercator will host Flydubai's applications through a private virtual cloud spanning two data centers and will manage communication links to access to access externally hosted services.
HCL will provide, manage and support all end user devices and services for Flydubai. This multi-million dirham agreement will benefit Flydubai with optimized provisioning of critical IT services like check-in, departure control, network planning, flight & crew operations, aircraft maintenance and other back office systems. The association will also ensure complete management of the infrastructure, day-to-day operations, vendors, connectivity and capacity.
Mr. Fayyaz Alam, Vice President, Production Services for mercator, said, "The partnership with HCL 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. We have looked at various options to deliver this and we found the partnership with HCL to be the most cost effective and optimal way to meet Flydubai's requirements."
Mr. Shivkumar, CEO HCL Infosystems MEA, said, "The deal represents a significant step for our journey to accelerate growth in our targeted international markets and I am sure that this order will definitely ensure a strong message from HCL Infosystems in the MEA market."
"We have been focusing on providing innovative products and solutions in the airline space. This multi-million dollar deal from Flydubai is once again the evidence of our reach & capability to rollout world-class technology and we will continue to develop technology that truly touches lives," he added
HCL Infosystems MEA will bring rich experience to the IT infrastructure of Flydubai. The solution is optimized to save cost without compromising the required performance standards. The hi-tech infrastructure, based on the state-of-art solution stack, will make sure the optimum utilization of resources for all mission critical applications.
Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of Flydubai, said, "Flydubai is always searching for ways to reduce our costs so that we can pass on our savings to our customers. We are delighted to be partnering with mercator and HCL to ensure our IT systems continue to meet our demands for highly efficient and cost effective solutions."