IBM signed $85 million contract with Emirates airline to manage its IT infrastructure

IBM has signed a ten-year, $85 million contract with Emirates airline to manage its IT infrastructure, including the implementation of a private cloud and data center services that will allow employees to have remote access to company applications, the company announced on Wednesday.

The agreement, which was signed in the third quarter of 2017, expands on a 10-year, $300 million agreement signed between the two companies in 2016 to provide an infrastructure that allowed Emirates to improve passenger support systems and functions.

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The new agreement includes a “private cloud solution” at Emirates’ two main data centers in Dubai, which will provide Emirates employees access to a self-service portal managed by IBM that will allow business teams within an airline to order infrastructure

Additionally, IBM will provide data center networking services to enable employees to have access to Emirates’ IT environment and critical business applications remotely from anywhere in the world.

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