SBC Communications Inc. today announced a contract to manage data applications with Unocal Corporation, one of the largest U.S.- based independent oil and gas exploration and production companies.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, SBC E-Services will provide Unocal with SBC PremierSERV(SM) Data Center Hosting, a scalable, reliable solution consisting of data center hosting and managed services. Additionally, SBC companies will provide GigaMAN(R) service, a dedicated, fiber-optic, point-to-point gigabit Ethernet service to connect Unocal’s El Segundo, Calif., headquarters and its Brea, Calif., location to the SBC Internet Data Center in Irvine, Calif.
Unocal chose SBC PremierSERV Data Center Hosting to support a variety of global applications, including its corporate Web site, www.unocal.com, enterprise e-mail and network-based services for its users in Southern California.
“Outsourcing our data center services has been a consistent focus at Unocal for three years. When it came time to close one of our data centers, we wanted to make sure we selected a provider who could provide a cost-effective, complete solution,” said Fred Magner, CIO, Unocal. “SBC E-Services met our needs.”
SBC PremierSERV Data Center Hosting is an equipment housing service that offers on-site technical support in a fault-tolerant, secure environment and is offered through the SBC Internet Data Centers, which have completely redundant power back-ups to ensure highly available solutions. Additionally, all SBC PremierSERV Data Center Hosting services are backed by comprehensive service level agreements.
“We are very excited about this new relationship with Unocal, which further demonstrates our expertise in meeting the needs of large business customers,” said Bob Ferguson, president, SBC Global Markets. “SBC E-Services solutions provide businesses with superior reliability, availability and efficiency. Unocal has demonstrated a great commitment by trusting SBC E-Services with its data hosting needs.”