IT services major TCS has bagged a multi-million dollar deal from leading rail vehicles maker Bombardier Transportation for managing IT infrastructure of its newly-commissioned data centres.

“The multi-year and multi-million dollar deal is the first that TCS has signed with a rail-transportation technology provider,” TCS said in a release. It did not reveal financial details of the deal.

Bombardier Transportation is a world leader in rail transportation with operations in over 60 countries.

As part of the contract, TCS will provide remote infrastructure management (RIM) of Bombardier Transportation’s recently-established data centres in Germany.

The new data centres will establish a technology platform for Bombardier, through introduction of private cloud services paired with a high level of virtualisation, the statement said.

TCS will also provide SAP Basis support to Bombardier Transportation.

“India is central to Bombardier’s Information Services strategy — our relationship with TCS offers operational excellence in markets around the world,” Bombardier Transportation Vice-President Thomas Leidenbach said.

Sapthagiri Chapalapalli, Head of Central Europe at TCS, said: “This is a strategic step forward for TCS as it establishes us as a partner of choice for infrastructure services in the German market.”

TCS’ Central Europe operations (an operating area cutting across Germany and Austria) comprise over 4,000 professionals, servicing more than 80 leading German and Austrian companies — PTI

TCS will provide remote infrastructure management of Bombardier's

data centres

in Germany