Cemig awards US$3mn IT infra, data center contract to Cimcorp

Monday, September 26, 2011

Brazilian IT solutions firm Cimcorp has won a US$3mn contract from local utility holding company Cemig (NYSE: CIG) to upgrade its IT infrastructure and data center solutions, the companies said in a statement.

Cimcorp will work in coordination with Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) to upgrade Cemig's IT infrastructure and data center related solutions. The project is scheduled to finish by January.

Cemig's network has some 10,000 points, so the first phase of this upgrade involves installing Cisco switches in various configurations to meet Cemig's requirements for a seamlessly integrated environment across its operations in Brazil.

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The entire IT infrastructure and data center upgrade will be focused primarily on Cemig's headquarters in Minas Gerais state, with additional work at the company's various locations throughout the country.

Cimcorp, acquired in August this year by US IT company Midas Medici, has operated in Brazil since 1988 and currently has eight regional offices and 2,000 employees in 10 states.

Cemig is present in 15 Brazilian states.