Boeblingen, Germany – (The Hosting News) – December 23, 2008 – Hosted Infrastructure Services Firm, SAG GmbH, has signed a five-year technology services agreement with HP, to facilitate the energy-related services firm reduce costs and scale technology services based on business needs.
Andreas Klenz, Chief Information Officer, SAG GmbH remarked, ”HP’s services will enable SAG GmbH to reduce costs and increase flexibility. This also means we can maintain our focus on the core business.”
The agreement includes the management of: Centralized operation of SAP, email, active directory, archiving, application and file servers, web and terminal servers Decentralized operation of the infrastructure in SAG GmbH’s facilities throughout Germany, including databases, application and file servers, imaging and printing environment, and local area networks End-user workplace environment, including desktop management, service desk and on-site services Many of the services will be provided as HP Utility Sourcing Services (HP USS), which are part of the Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service offering. HP USS are standardized service modules for the management of technology infrastructure, applications and end-user environment. SAG GmbH will scale technology capacity and cost to meet business situations. HP USS also can be customized to the specific requirements of SAG GmbH.
SAG GmbH will use the following modules of the HP USS portfolio, delivered from virtualized systems in redundant HP data centers in Germany: Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP hosting), Messaging, Computing, Data Management, Database, and End-User Workplace Services. For each of these services there is a specific usage-dependent billing model in place. SAG GmbH can scale volumes and costs up and down within short timeframes.
â€œTo enable SAG to adapt more quickly to changing business requirements, HP will deliver to them comprehensive, secure and cost-effective operation services billed according to usage,â€ said Hans-Ulrich Holdenried, chairman of the Management Board, HP Germany.
Since its founding 90 years ago, SAG has been significantly involved in the construction and extension of electrical transmission and distribution networks in Germany and internationally. Today SAG is one of the leading manufacturer-independent service and system suppliers for electricity, gas, water and telecommunication networks as well as for systems all about the generation, provision and application of energy and media. SAG is present throughout Germany with over 80 locations. About 7,900 employees produce yearly revenue of around one billion Euros. Apart from Germany, the core market is Europe.
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure.
To learn more, please visit: www.sag.de/sag_gruppe/wEnglish/index.php.