Data centre management services, including monitoring, back up and recovery, and database and middleware management
HP Enterprise Services UK has been awarded a five-year outsourcing services contract valued approximately $400m by BP International.
Under the agreement, HP will provide global data centre services that enable BP to standardise and consolidate its hosting services and take advantage of innovations such as cloud computing.
HP said that it currently provides data center services to BP’s European data centres in the UK and the new agreement will bring the remaining BP data centres in Europe and all those in the Americas regions under a single contract.
The new agreement covers data centre management services, including monitoring, back up and recovery, site management and maintenance services, database and middleware management.
The agreement will also 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.
HP enterprise services EMEA senior vice president and general manager Mike Nefkens said a consistent and standardised data centre environment enables companies like BP to navigate the many challenges of global operations in the oil and gas industry.
"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," Nefkens said.