DXC wins European Space Agency contract

DXC Technology has won a multi-year contract to deliver network and security services to the European Space Agency.

Under the agreement, DXC’s Global Network Services, including campus and geographical area networks, remote access, network security solutions and services and service management integration via DXC’s Platform X, will help ESA to manage highly complex projects with confidential data to support the next chapter of space exploration and create new markets for space technologies.

Filippo Angelucci, ESA’s chief information officer, said: “Ensuring reliable core IT services to our user community has helped us operate without interruptions during the Covid-19 crisis. However, the new normal has also accelerated the pace of change within the agency and the demand for more advanced and secure infrastructure.”

“We expect DXC to work with us to further accelerate our IT transformation toward more flexible and secure platforms to support our user communities in their relentless quest for innovative solutions.”

Chris Halbard, EMEA president, DXC Technology, added: “This is the ultimate example of ‘mission-critical’ and how a leading global organisation relies on our experts and solutions for research which is literally critical to the future of the world.”

Image: Frame for Artemis IV, courtesy European Space Agency. The fourth European Service Module structure to power astronauts on NASA's Orion spacecraft to the Moon is now complete. The structure is seen here at a Thales Alenia Space site in Turin, Italy.

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