Compaq Computer Corporation has won a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to provide technology, services, and support to American Express operations worldwide.
Under the terms of the agreement, Compaq will design, deliver, and manage a server-based computing infrastructure for the credit card company. This will involve the deployment of 25,000 thin clients - supported by 400 Compaq ProLiant industry-standard servers - at locations around the world.
Compaq Global Services will provide design, deployment, and ongoing management services for the infrastructure. These services include infrastructure and application test labs, monitoring and management of the server environments, and help desk and desk-side support for users of the thin client devices.