Kyivstar Agrees With Miratekh On Introduction Of Virtual Device Interface

On February 16, the Kyivstar telecommunication operator signed a contract with Kyiv-based Miratekh IT-company on reception of solutions on virtual device interface.

The agreement was signed after a tender participated by leading Ukrainian and foreign suppliers of outsourcing and solution providers.

VDI based on technology of the Cintrix company, the United States, allows replacement of full-function device interfaces with devices for input and display of information, and transfer of computational tasks to consolidated and protected center of data processing.

It would allow optimization of expenditures of the operator for possession and accompanying of infrastructure of workstation computers, and increase in the level of protection of information resources and their accessibility.

Kyivstar intends to implement the project during two years.

The first phase of the project envisions creation of 400 virtual device interfaces.

The sides do not disclose cost of the contract.

Miratekh is engaged in provision of IT-services for corporate sector.

50% of services are provided to clients from the United States and Western Europe.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Kyivstar finished 2009 with a profit of NOK 5.1 billion, having reduced its net revenue by 34.6% or NOK 4.787 billion to NOK 9.047 billion, as compared with 2008.

Kyivstar ended January-March with a net profit of UAH 224 million.

On October 5, 2009, Altimo (Russia) and Telenor agreed to merge Kyivstar and VimpelCom to create a new cellular communications operator, VimpelCom Ltd. (Bermuda islands), to provide integrated cellular communications services in Russia, Ukraine, and other member-countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as in Georgia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

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