Fonafe to outsource IT infrastructure for 10 govt-run companies

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Peruvian business funding agency Fonafe have signed a five-year IT agreement to develop a private cloud computing infrastructure to centralize and organize an initial 10 government-run firms, Fonafe CIO Raúl Caro said.

According to Fonafe, this new agreement will save Peru's government more than US$4.2mn in the next five years, with a 40% reduction in operational costs.

"This technology is not only a way to reduce costs, but also a way to control resources. At the moment, around 70% of ICT budgets goes towards IT support, and only 30% is used to develop the business," Caro told BNamericas.

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As part of the agreement, IBM will consolidate 10 data centers, virtualize more than 130 servers and centralize database administration.

"IBM's consolidation and virtualization strategy will enable these companies to have a more flexible and safe technological environment that will result in cost savings and more efficient use of power resources," said Jaime García, IBM's Peru manager.

Fonafe is a Peruvian holding made up of 33 government-run companies in the electric, water, finance, oil and gas sectors.