Valtori and Tieto agree on government data center and capacity services
22 October 2014
TIETO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 22 October 2014 at 9:00 EET
The Finnish Government ICT Centre Valtori and Tieto have signed a multi-annual agreement on data center and capacity services. Based on the agreement, Valtori may acquire IT services for its own or its customers’ use. The agreement is based on the framework agreement concluded with Hansel in 2013, and it covers a significant part of the framework agreement’s full potential.
According to the service agreement with Valtori, central government agencies and institutions who are Valtori's customers will acquire services under the Hansel framework arrangement directly through Valtori. In addition to Valtori, Tieto has customer-specific service agreements with 14 public sector organizations. The majority of these are now under the scope of the Valtori agreement. The fixed-term agreement period spans until July 2018, and, thereafter, includes an option for three more years.
“The agreement forms an integral part of the implementation of the state data center and capacity service strategy, which was finalized at the beginning of 2014. According to the strategy, we provide our customers with cost-effective and standardized data center and capacity services with high information security protection levels. We will centralize servers in a significantly smaller number of data centers than at present. This will bring significant cost savings to the government. Cloud services will be used to lower unit costs, speed up development projects, facilitate scalability and improve usability,” says Kari Pessi, CEO at Valtori. “It is great to have Valtori involved and, through it, also Valtori’s customers. Government-level cost-savings potential will be achieved through economies of scale, i.e., through having everyone utilizing standardized services,” says Leila Lehtinen, Vice President of Tieto Public Finland.
The framework agreement covers data center and capacity services as well as related monitoring and management services, telecommunications and data protection, the management of events, service requests, asset management, expert services, reporting on services and the continuous development of service operations.
For further information, please contact:
Government ICT Centre Valtori, Kari Pessi, CEO, tel. +358 40 770 9689, kari.pessi[at]valtori.fi
Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centres. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers’ business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results.
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Government ICT Centre Valtori provides sector-independent ICT services for central government administration. Valtori aims to provide competitive, high-quality, ecological, secure and sector-independent ICT services that meet the requirements of customers. www.valtori.fi