- Wipro will employ standardized tools and processes to offer cloud services.
- It will strengthen National Grid’s infrastructure services by supporting its strategic business objectives.
- The new collaboration builds on the successful two-decade-old partnership between the two companies.
Information Technology (IT) services company, Wipro, has struck a multi-year, global strategic IT and digital deal with National Grid to accelerate the latter’s digital innovation journey. National Grid is a London-based multinational electric and gas utility company.
The IT company will help the latter accelerate digital transformation, integrate its managed services, and consolidate its data centres across the United Kingdom and the United States to next generation hosting services.
Sustainable data centres will augment program governance along with heightened consolidation and migration of all server and application functions from traditional data centres. Wipro will also help National Grid with mainframe migration and transition to managed services, including the eventual implementation of a hybrid cloud solution.
Daniel Jablonski, Head of Cloud and Hosting Services of National Grid, said, “Additionally, this transformational program, in conjunction with Wipro, will position our IT capabilities to enable modernized SDDC techniques, technologies, and operating model to accelerate our own digital transformation as National Grid continues to build the future of energy.”
Geoffrey Jue, Vice President of ENU Sector Head at Wipro Limited, said, “This new collaboration builds on the successful two-decade-old partnership between the two companies. Wipro will employ standardized tools and processes to provide cloud services that will strengthen National Grid’s infrastructure services and support its strategic business objectives.”
Jue added: “Our data center consolidation efforts will allow us to realize an over 60 per cent reduction in our data center footprint as well as realize a 40 per cent reduction in our data center CO2 emissions.”