CSC has landed a managed services contract with Global rail and utilities engineering firm Alstom to transform its data centre operations as part of a five-year deal.

The contract begins later this year, when CSC will enhance service quality and reduce ongoing costs at Alstom's global data centres, using its BizCloud and storage-as-a-service infrastructure systems.

This will include server and storage consolidation and centralisation using a mix of existing Alstom and CSC datacentres.

BizCloud is a private cloud platform designed to be quickly deployed in response to changing customer needs, and CSC's storage-as-a-service offering is a fully managed storage utility service that can cut data storage costs by reducing hardware needs and enabling customers to only pay for the storage capacity they actually use.

The contract covers 50 countries, with Alstom saying it will support its global integration and expansion.

The value of the data centre services contract has not been disclosed.