Starbucks Corporation has selected Unisys to provide data center outsourcing services to support the global coffee company's continued expansion in China.
Under the two-year contract, Unisys will provide systems management, network management, asset tracking, and software image and voice systems management services delivered from the Unisys Global Services Center in Shanghai.
The contract expands the existing relationship between Unisys and Starbucks in China. Unisys has provided end-user support services, including service desk and nationwide infrastructure support services, to Starbucks retail stores, support centers and manufacturing facilities in China since 2007.
The new deal enables Starbucks to simplify its IT management by working with one vendor for both service desk and data center support.
Unisys received a five-year global contract in 2006 for a range of data center support, network and server monitoring, and security services to support Starbucks' expansion into international markets.