Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, has been selected by Welsh Water to manage substantial elements of its IT estate in a transformative deal lasting up to 10 years, one of the largest IT deals in the UK water utility sector. The deal will see Infosys take responsibility for setup, migration and execution of data center facilities and services, managing critical network links and business applications, server and storage management, together with transforming and managing internal network communications and IP telephony services and infrastructure.
The deal extends beyond running core IT infrastructure to include managing essential projects in the IT ecosystem including virtualization, operating system strategy, database platforms and more. Infosys will partner with Vodafone to deliver communications services over the infrastructure being managed.
Welsh Water is the sixth-largest of the 10 water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 1.4 million homes and businesses, three million people and supplying 828 million litres of water every day. Currently, it is the fourth largest company in Wales. The selection of Infosys follows an intensive two-year competitive tendering process and builds on Welsh Water’s 15-year heritage of external IT provision and management that has allowed the company to focus on its core operations of water delivery, safety, sewage provision and water infrastructure management.