Sun signs GCC services deal with Wipro

Wipro to resell Sun's systems portfolio in key Gulf markets

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By  Mark Sutton Published  October 21, 2008

Sun Microsystems has signed a deal with Indian IT services giant Wipro, which will extend Sun’s reach across the GCC.

Under the deal, Wipro will resell and integrate Sun’s complete portfolio of systems storage, software, and services for customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

The deal is intended to complement Sun’s existing services in the region, by giving customers the additional resource of Wipro’s expertise in advanced IT projects.

Bruno Haubertin, partners and sales organization manager, Sun Microsystems, MENA, commented: “The Sun-Wipro alliance addresses complex issues our customers face today, including increasing demands for enterprise security, business integration, and open source secure operating systems in addition to network access, bandwidth and storage being driven by explosive growth in network participation and sharing.

“Wipro is strongly aligned with Sun’s internet-centric go-forward strategy and has core skills in deploying and integrating complex business solutions to enhance customers’ competitiveness, business agility, and risk mitigation through innovative IT solutions and infrastructure. They possess strong delivery, integration, and deployment capabilities across Sun’s systems, storage, and software platforms. Wipro have been delivering technology-driven business solutions for the past 25 years, and have a strong team of professionals delivering key services within the region,” added Haubertin.

Sun and Wipro have worked together since 1989, when Wipro became a reseller for Sun workstations.

Rajan Sampath, general manager, Wipro said: “The signing of this partnership demonstrates and reinforces Sun’s confidence in Wipro as a company and our services. We are confident that our wide expertise in implementation complex infrastructure solutions around Sun’s technologies including Solaris 10 adoption, identity management, coupled with a Global Delivery model, backed by our dedicated Centers of Excellence on JavaES and Solaris will deliver value to the customers.”

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