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BP Signs $400 Million Global Hosting Services Agreement with HP

HP to Improve Productivity and Operational Integrity across Cloud Computing Technology

“By establishing a standardized global operating model, BP will realize immediate cost reductions, improved consistency of service and be well positioned to utilize emerging technologies,” said Dana S. Deasy, group vice president and chief information officer, BP.

HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Thursday announced BP International Limited has signed a five-year outsourcing services agreement valued in excess of $400 million.

Under the agreement, HP will deliver consistent global data center services that enable BP to standardize and consolidate its hosting services and take advantage of innovations such as cloud computing.

HP currently provides HP Data Center Services to BP’s European data centers in the United Kingdom. The new agreement brings the remaining BP data centers in Europe and all those in the Americas regions under a single contract that covers data center management services – from monitoring, backup and recovery, site management and maintenance services, to database and middleware management.

The agreement also will provide BP with the platform and option to deploy HP’s enterprise private and public cloud-computing services, along with external cloud services from other providers in a holistic cloud architecture.

“A consistent and standardized data center environment enables companies like BP to navigate the many challenges of global operations in the oil and gas industry,” said Mike Nefkens, senior vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, HP Enterprise Services. “HP’s flexible computing capabilities and service excellence can help companies like BP to build an Instant-On Enterprise, in which technology is embedded in everything it does, while achieving their strategic goals.”

BP will use HP Automation and Operations Orchestration software to improve productivity and operational integrity across its technology environment. HP also will support BP with industry-standard services aligned with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Version 3 service management framework. This will help BP improve information management by aligning information technology with business objectives and establishing a culture of technology innovation with continual service improvement.

Data center support services will be provided onsite and from HP Best Shore global delivery centers in India. HP’s Best Shore model blends the power of the HP technology portfolio with global delivery expertise to give clients greater flexibility and cost efficiency while minimizing risks.

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