Transformation supports goal of high service and reliability for continued business growth
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SYDNEY, Australia, June 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the successful completion of a major data center transformation project for APA Group (ASX: APA), Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business.
APA's three existing data centers have been replaced with two modern data centers and a highly available active/active infrastructure platform to support business-critical systems. The project forms part of an overall IT modernization and consolidation program aimed at gaining efficiencies following recent mergers and acquisitions.
APA is a major ASX-listed gas transportation business, delivering approximately half of Australia's annual gas use through its infrastructure located throughout mainland Australia. Their modernized, standardized platform will increase application availability and flexibility, ensuring continued high standards of service and reliability and supporting future business growth.
CGI completed the IT infrastructure architecture, design and implementation and will now manage the data centers under a three-year services contract.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our Data Center project and the transition to Managed Services with CGI", said Simon Mackay, Manager of Infrastructure and Support at APA. "The project has delivered more resilient infrastructure and systems, allowing us to focus on delivering new capabilities to the business."
"We're delighted to have APA in our portfolio of successful Australian clients and we look forward to continuing our relationship through our managed services engagement," said Scott Ayer, Senior Vice President of CGI, Australia. "CGI has a strong track record of helping clients in Australia's public and private sectors become more efficient, allowing them to focus on their strategic goals. The completion of this project illustrates our commitment to helping our clients succeed."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.
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