PLANO, TEXAS and FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – EDS and Daimler Financial Services have made a three-year agreement for transition and data center hosting services. EDS will relocate and then manage the financial services company’s information technology (IT) environment so that Daimler Financial Services can focus on its Mercedes-Benz Financial and Daimler Truck Financial wholesale, retail, and lease core business.

“EDS presented a strong plan to transition our computing environment that is backed by significant automotive financial industry experience and gives us confidence that we’ll meet our timeline,” said Jan Brecht, VP of IT for Daimler Financial Services.

Under the agreement, EDS will transition then manage the Daimler Financial Services computing environment, including consolidating and hosting its approximately 150 midrange servers and its mainframe computers and data storage in EDS data centers in Auburn Hills, Mich., and Sacramento, Calif. Daimler Financial Services manages wholesale and retail loans portfolios, hosts Web sites, and runs internal systems within this computing environment.

As part of the transition, EDS Agility Alliance partner EMC will provide transformation services supporting the data migration to Daimler Financial Services related to its managed storage services environments. Together, EDS and its Agility Alliance partners collaborate to design, build, and run a market-leading services platform and develop technology-based services to deliver tangible client results. EDS Agility Alliance partners include Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, and Xerox.

The contract was signed in August and is reflected in EDS’ third quarter new business signings.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials