Fujitsu takes on regional IT infra ops for REC Solar ASA
By Digital News Asia July 10, 2014
- 5yr contract to manage IT infrastructure operations at datacentre in Singapore
- REC focused on expanding its product offering and market presence in key markets
FUJITSU Singapore has been appointed by REC Solar ASA to manage IT infrastructure operations at the global solar energy solutions provider’s Singapore hub in a five-year, multi-mullion dollar agreement.
The provider of IT-based business solutions will manage IT infrastructure operations at REC Solar’s datacentre in Singapore, which supports offices in Singapore, India, Japan, Norway, the USA and Germany.
Martin Cooper (pic), interim chief executive officer at REC said that as the company continues to evolve and grow, it was looking for a partner with experience and strong managed services capabilities.
“Fujitsu not only met these requirements, it proposed a compelling solution that met our current requirements while taking into consideration our future needs. The level of responsiveness from the team also convinced us that Fujitsu is the ideal IT partner to collaborate with, and we look forward to the collaboration in the next five years,” he added.
Originally founded in Norway, following the listing of REC Solar ASA on the Oslo Stock Exchange in October 2013, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) emerged as two separate, independent companies: REC Solar ASA and REC Silicon ASA, with separate brands and websites.
REC Solar, comprising the solar panel operation and distribution, is headquartered in Singapore. It has built what it claims to be the world’s largest fully integrated solar manufacturing facility and continues to focus on expanding its product offering and market presence in key markets.
Fujitsu’s Managed Infrastructure Services offering is intended to help organizations cut cost and boost efficiency through technological innovation and high-quality services delivery.
The company leverages its expertise gained from managing infrastructure for customers around the world to provide the assurance IT operations will receive the attention to service quality consistency and security they require, regardless their location or specific needs.
Commenting on the agreement, Fujitsu Singapore country president Wong Heng Chew (pic), noted that organizations like REC Solar are setting up headquarters in Singapore due to its robust business environment as well as strong IT and telecommunications infrastructure.
“Fujitsu Singapore prides itself as a company that works in close collaboration with customers to ensure their business operations and technology strategies support their changing business needs.
“With global expertise for managing IT infrastructure and data centre environments, Fujitsu has a depth of experience responding to the individual needs of businesses. This partnership shows that we are well-positioned to support regional work with Singapore as the hub,” he added.