IBM to host ‘Petrom City’ data

5 megawatt power plant powers Romanian NOC’s data center.

Petrom has awarded IBM a 10 year, ‘multi million’ dollar contract for the provision of a data center and services at ‘Petrom City,’ Petrom’s future Bucharest HQ. Petrom City will regroup around 2,500 employees in a campus comprising the data center and a 5MW power plant.

IBM will take over operations of Petrom’s data center infrastructure and will provide services to Petrom, OMV and other Romanian clients. Services will include cloud computing, data hosting and business continuity solutions with on-site backup and disaster recovery capabilities.

Petrom CFO Reinhard Pichler said, ‘The collaboration with IBM reaffirms the high standards used for building and equipping the data center in Petrom City. Through this agreement, Petrom will benefit from a market leader’s expertise in data center hosting as well as cost savings from the joint use of the facility.’ Petrom is 21%owned by Austrian OMV. More from

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2010 Issue # 10.

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