HP today announced that Rolls-Royce plc, a leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has awarded a five-year contract to HP Enterprise Services.
Under the new deal, HP will continue to be a critical part of the Rolls-Royce IT ecosystem, hosting the Rolls-Royce IT applications from award-winning next-generation HP data centers in the UK, United States and Singapore.
HP will also manage the Rolls-Royce remote server and storage environments in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany and Norway. By standardizing on HP’s infrastructure management tools and leveraging HP’s global delivery model, Rolls-Royce will benefit from the highest levels of availability, security and flexibility.
“It is vital that our world-class products, services and people are supported by equally world-class IT,” said Simon Ricketts, chief information officer, Rolls-Royce. “The new contract with HP builds upon the relationship, and trust, that Rolls-Royce currently enjoys with HP. It represents the next step in our journey toward an industry-leading, multivendor IT ecosystem to support our current and future global business priorities.”
HP will provide data center facilities worldwide to manage Rolls-Royce applications and data center infrastructure. HP also will provide maintenance and support services for the Rolls-Royce engineering, manufacturing, customer service and other back office and information management applications.
I always read these announcements with interest to understand the drivers behind such announcements and to see how different organizations are organizing, funding and consuming their infrastructure needs, in this case leveraging HP technologies and data centers to meet business goals.