Managed Services now seen as mainstream IT in top European event

A key revelation to some at the first European Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam on 25th April was that, outside of the managed services industry, no-one is calling it that. With a strong focus on customers and how they engage with managed services, the event discussed how the model had become mainstream in the last year, and was now the assumed way of working for many industries

Tieto continues to provide infrastructure services to Outokumpu

Tieto continues as a supplier of Outokumpu’s IT infrastructure services and has signed a five-year contract whereby Tieto will provide Outokumpu with next generation infrastructure services. With Tieto’s solution, Outokumpu enhances its competitiveness by improving operational efficiency through global standardisation and decreased time-to-market.

Grafton Group invests in Managed Network Solution from Six Degrees Group

Grafton Group plc, the FTSE 250 building materials group,has chosen hosting and managed services provider Six Degrees Group to provision a group wide Managed Network Solution. The new service will be rolled out to 500 branch and head office locations in mainland UK, with Managed Internet access provided to all Grafton Group companies in UK and Ireland.

ABN AMRO Clearing selects Cognizant

Cognizant has been selected by ABN AMRO Clearing (AACB), a leading global clearing firm, as its strategic partner to cloud-enable its global IT infrastructure and lay the foundation for digital transformation. This will enable AACB to increase operational resilience and application availability, enhance speed and agility in managing market volatility, and lower capital investment and operating costs.

Simplifying network automation

Huawei has released its CloudEngine switch networking modules for Ansible, the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Huawei has collaborated with the upstream Ansible open source community to create Ansible networking modules of CloudEngine switches, one of the core components of Huawei’s CloudFabric data center network solution.

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