Datacom wins managed services deal

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Datacom has won a two-year managed services contract that would see it provide facilities management and disaster recovery services to the Atlas Speciality Metals Group.

Datacom has won a two-year managed services contract that would see it provide facilities management and disaster recovery services to the Atlas Speciality Metals Group.

Under the contract, the integrator was managing Atlas’ entire data centre IT infrastructure including hosting and administration of company servers and applications, such as its SAP Unix production and development environments.

Atlas is Australia’s largest distributor of stainless steel and specialty metal products, servicing more than 8000 customers in the industrial and resources markets from a network of 24 centres in Australia and New Zealand.

Datacom services include 24/7 monitoring, escalation of hardware faults, maintenance of systems software, tape storage and backup services.

These services are being provided from Datacom’s South Melbourne data centre.

The company was awarded the contract following the expiry of a previous outsourcing agreement with an unnamed tier one service provider, the company said.

Managed services was a fast growing area for the company. Around $45 million or 50 percent of the company’s $90 million in sales revenue in Australia was being derived from managed services contracts, Michael Browne, CEO at Datacom told CRN.

“IT services is growing quite rapidly. We have around 150 systems clients that we are providing a range of services to from entry-level hosting right up to infrastructure management.”

The company was set to announce another managed services deal which would see it deploy and support 3000 desktops, Browne said.

In June, Datacom paid $7.15 million for the building housing it South Melbourne data centre dubbed GlobalCenter.

At the time, the company had spent more than $1 million upgrading GlobalCenter’s existing data centre infrastructure and would invest a further $1.2 million in additional generators, UPSes and air conditioning facilities.

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