Nokia has entered into strategic partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica to create an IT infrastructure and workplace environment. With the new cloud-based architecture in place, the company will be in a position to harness the complete potential of IT and telecommunications operations for superior quality, greater agility and faster introduction of new IT services. The transformation is planned to be completed during the first quarter of 2017.
Nokia's revamped IT infrastructure will facilitate next generation software development, collaboration and service delivery. In the future, the company's global delivery centres will migrate to a cloud-based architecture using the most advanced data centre technology and automated delivery solutions for computing and storage.
The key elements of the partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Telefonica are:
• HP to provide a wide array of IT services, including enterprise cloud computing based on HP Helion Managed Private Cloud, as well collaboration, connectivity, workplace and network services
• Microsoft to be the key enabler for transferring IT services to the cloud (Office 365 and Microsoft Azure), and supporting Nokia in the adoption of new social and collaboration capabilities
• Telefonica to deliver telecom services, such as Wide Area Network (WAN) Internet access, and unified communication platform including: fixed voice, video and meeting services.
Manfred Immitzer, CIO, Nokia Networks, said: "This investment will further improve our infrastructure quality and agility. It will simplify the global network solution and provide a much better service experience and connectivity for the users - our employees.
“In partnership with other industry leaders, we have laid a solid foundation to profit from next-generation software and optimise our IT Infrastructure costs. This IT infrastructure renewal is the biggest and most impactful IT programme we have initiated over the last years."