PepsiCo has signed a seven-year multi-million dollar global network services contract with BT to improve data security and the performance of its networks.
Under the contract, the total value of which has not been disclosed, BT will provide and manage an integrated portfolio of data, LAN, security, conferencing, remote access, and internet services, to support the IT requirements for the PepsiCo International division of PepsiCo.
BT will manage PepsiCo International’s local and wide area network infrastructure across more than 900 locations in more than 60 countries, including the UK.
In addition, BT will migrate these services to a state-of-the-art, high-speed, IP-based global MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) infrastructure. MPLS allows companies to make sure that the right data gets to the right people in the quickest time.
PepsiCo said it expects to cut operating costs as a result of the contract and that it will future-proof its networks, as well as delivering enhanced service levels to users.
PepsiCo has also signed a global IT services contract with BT’s strategic partner HP, to enable PepsiCo to consolidate its technology infrastructure from a distributed server environment into three global HP data centres.