Swisscom bags Swiss Re cloud deal

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Swisscom has won a five-year deal to provide insurance company Swiss Re with a range of global cloud services.

Initially, the operator is deploying private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions.

The end goal is a hybrid cloud, including Database as a Service (DBaaS), service management and self-service portals.

Swisscom said the deal included the provision of cloud services from global locations, initially from Hong Kong and the United States.

Swiss Re, which has 12,500 employees at 70 global locations, will also develop new solutions in the operator’s Application Cloud.
Financial details were not disclosed.

Manfred Kaufmann, Head of IT Shared Production Services at Swiss Re, commented: “Our role as an internal IT provider is changing.

“We are increasingly acting as a service broker and integrator for business and want to provide services that have optimum cost efficiency.”

Marcel Walker, Head of Cloud & Datacenter Services at Swisscom added: “Both sides benefit from the technological exchange and are on the cutting edge of developments as a result.

“We are supporting Swiss Re’s IT Shared Production Services in the transformation to service broker and integrator.”

Adjusted for acquisitions, Swisscom saw revenues from enterprise customers fall by 0.7 percent last year as price pressure offset an increase in new orders.

In January, it acquired half of consulting firm Open Web Technology with whom it launched Swisscom Digital Technology – a joint venture designed to help enterprises become more digital.

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