Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies is to offer datacentre services to Xerox under a six-year contract. The value of the contract is believed to be about $100 million (£67 million).

Under the contract, HCL will run nine Xerox data centers in Europe and the US.

The services that HCL will offer these mid-range datacentres include business continuity, and disaster recovery, HCL said on Monday.

The Xerox contract is the third large remote infrastructure management contract bagged by HCL this year.

Last month, it nabbed a $350 million, seven-year outsourcing contract from The Reader's Digest Association for IT infrastructure management, application development and other services.

The company announced in January that it had won a five-year contract from Nokia for outsourced desktop management and help desk across 76 countries.

Infrastructure services accounted for 15.3 per cent of revenue for HCL in the fourth quarter of last year.

A number of Indian outsourcers are targeting remote infrastructure management as the next big opportunity. These companies have been largely focused so far on application development and maintenance.