Bengaluru headquartered technology major Wipro forged a multi-year infrastructure modernisation and digital transformation partnership with Essen, Germany-based energy company E.ON.
The partnership aims to shift the digital capabilities of the German company from legacy data centres to a hybrid cloud model by combining BoundaryLess Enterprise (BLE) framework and Wipro Holmes, an artificial intelligence and automation platform, a statement said.
Over the period of the contract, Wipro will streamline E.ON’s infrastructure with faster operations, integrated view of data centre operations and optimised workflows, it said.
The deal comes weeks before Thierry Delaporte is set to take over as the CEO of the company. European operations typically make up 25% of Wipro’s total revenues, while nearly 60% comes from the US.
E.ON is an electric utility service provider with an employee count of 75,000 and a customer base of 50 million, which includes retail and commercial segments. It has majority of its operations in Germany, with a presence in Sweden and Turkey.
With the ever-changing energy market, operational agility and better efficiency has become a strategic need for organisations, NS Bala, global head of energy, utilities and construction for Wipro, said.
“Our hybrid cloud hosting strategy, powered by artificial intelligence, will provide an impetus to E.ON’s business vision of consistently delivering technologically advanced, customer-centric energy solutions,” he said.
“The cloud transformation is a key element of our digital transformation journey towards a better tomorrow. We are confident that Wipro as a strategic partner will accompany us to execute our cloud strategy most reliably and efficiently,” Marcus Schaper, CTO of E.ON, said.
About 75% of all the companies around the world will find the need to upgrade their outdated digital infrastructure, while 81% are reskilling the existing workforce to increase digital penetration, Wipro said in a report titled State of IT Infrastructure 2020, showing how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect IT infrastructure trends.