City of San Diego Signs Multi-Million-Dollar Contract with Zensar Technologies
News | 13 Aug 2021
The City of San Diego signed a four year, multi-million-dollar contract with Zensar Technologies to modernize the city’s Data Center and End-user services. The contact has the option to be extended for two additional two-year terms with a total, maximum value of $122 million, according to the press release.
San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the United States. Through this agreement, Zensar will support over 1,000 city servers and associated storage and software that host over 300 city application systems.
The announcement said it will also centralize the city’s IT support services, new public cloud support and device support for about 6,000 city-owned devices and employee-owned devices that have been critical during the pandemic.
“The partnership with Zensar will ensure the City of San Diego is transparent and accountable in its IT platform while enhancing security – all at a lower cost for taxpayers,” said Mayor Todd Gloria. “This agreement is a key step toward supporting, modernizing, and enhancing our ever-growing portfolio of digitized services. We look forward to working with Zensar on several new projects to help enhance and improve the City’s Data Center as well as ensure that all of the 11,000-plus city employees have the right tools to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.”
Zensar is headquartered in Pune, India and it has more than 10,000 employees across 33 locations, including San Jose, Seattle, Princeton, Cape Town, London, Singapore, and Mexico City. The company’s stock trades on the Bombay Stock Exchange and Zensar provides engineering and technology solutions to more than 200 leading companies.
“We are delighted the City of San Diego has selected Zensar as its provider for Enterprise Compute Services and Workplace Services,” said Ajay S. Bhutoria, CEO and managing director of Zensar. “Zensar firmly believes that technology should primarily serve human needs, and has invested in bringing together the human experience, engineering, data and cloud to deliver solutions which power smart cities and high-velocity enterprises. We are proud of our continuing partnership with one of the most forward-looking cities in America.”
Additionally, as part of Zensar’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, the company will invest in local youth programs that support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Zensar will also expand its support of STEM in San Diego through mentorships, paid internships for students from communities of concern, participating in career fairs and engaging in public speaking opportunities.