NNIT, a leading provider of IT services and consultancy, announces that it has signed its first global infrastructure outsourcing agreement within the international life science industry segment.
The agreement covers global services including support and maintenance of the global IT infrastructure for Lonza, one of the world’s leading and most-trusted pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets’ suppliers.
“Signing with Lonza marks an important milestone in NNIT’s vision of becoming a trusted provider of regulated IT for life sciences worldwide,” says Per Kogut, CEO at NNIT. He continues: “We are proud to outmatch major IT-infrastructure outsourcing competitors and realizing our strategic ambition.”
Lonza has more than 50 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and 14,000 full-time employees worldwide across 90 sites in 30 countries. Following the closing of the Capsugel acquisition, Lonza further strengthened its position as one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets.
“In NNIT we have found a partner with a strong legacy in life sciences who acknowledges the requirements for critical infrastructure and understands what it takes to comply. We are particularly impressed with NNIT’s GxP validated setup and the full stack of services,” explains Ernst Hutter, Head of Corporate IT Infrastructure Services at Lonza.
The infrastructure outsourcing agreement covers remote management of two datacentres in Switzerland, and Lonza has the option to gradually move to NNIT datacentres when procuring new services. Furthermore, NNIT will manage all remote LAN and servers & storage globally, including 13 production sites with GxP (good Quality Practice guidelines) requirements.