iGATE Patni, the integrated technology and operations brand providing business outcomes-based solutions, announced on Monday that it has signed a $30-million contract to provide managed IT infrastructure service operations to Weyerhaeuser NR Company, a leading forest products company.
As a part of the engagement, iGATE Patni will leverage its managed on-demand infrastructure services capability to help Weyerhaeuser's IT organisation respond to a dynamic business environment more efficiently and cost effectively.
It will also leverage its service delivery and monitoring platform to manage Weyerhaeuser's server footprint across multiple sites and will provide on-demand storage using a private cloud model.
''We are delighted that Weyerhaeuser NR chose iGATE Patni to manage this important initiative and to help drive their IT infrastructure transformation,'' said Robert Massie, head of sales for North America, iGATE Patni. ''This engagement is testimony to our strategic relationship with Weyerhaeuser NR. The deal also reflects the market's demand for a flexible, outcomes-based model - one which focuses on the end results and on delivering a measurable impact on a client's overall business.''
Earlier, Weyerhaeuser NR selected iGATE Patni as its 'IT supplier of the year' for two years in a row, recognising it for its commitment to continuous improvement and excellence within the Weyerhaeuser NR environment.
iGATE Patni provides a wide range of IT services for Weyerhaeuser NR, including infrastructure management services, ERP implementation and support, application development and support services, testing-related services and business intelligence system implementation and support.
With iGATE having acquired a majority stake in Patni, the two companies – iGATE Corporation and Patni Computers Systems Ltd – under the common brand iGATE Patni, provide full-spectrum consulting, technology and business process outsourcing, and product engineering services on a business outcomes-based model.
Weyerhaeuser NR, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. It grows and harvests trees, builds homes and makes a range of forest products.