Daimler AG, the car giant, has consolidated its datcentre management contracts and appointed Fujitsu Siemens to manage 5,000 servers and 1,500 databases in its European Data Centre.

The contract, for an undisclosed sum, will run for three years. The EDC offers a range of IT services to Daimler companies worldwide, including server operations and the integration of new hardware, databases and applications.

Fujitsu Siemens will run Daimler’s Stuttgart facility and offshore some work to Bangalore to allow the car company to reduce costs.

Services will be provided according to ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) standards, and clearly defined Service Level Agreements will ensure a high level of system availability, security and reliable performance, said Fujitsu Siemens.