Western Australia-based IT services company, Empired (ASX:EPD), has teamed up with Oakton (ASX:OKN) in landing a multi-million dollar services contract with gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corporation.
The two-year deal, which involves ongoing annual options, will see the two IT service providers supply a fully managed Oracle service, delivered on Empired’s Cloud product, FlexScale, for Barrick’s core financial accounting system in the Asia Pacific region.
Oakton will take ownership of the overall solution delivery and directly provide the application managed services relating to the Oracle ebusiness suite.
Empired will supply all infrastructure and Cloud-based managed services including security, core server and storage systems and capacity management.
This also includes the provision of disaster recovery services using Empired’s dual hosting facilities on both the East and West coast of Australia, with real time replication to provide failover services.
“The contract vindicates the prudent investment decision by the company to develop its Cloud computing platform - FlexScale,” Empired managing director, Russell Baskerville, said. “Following our recent announcement on strong positive cash flows for FY13, I look forward to delivering our pleasing full year results to the market.”