Aimed to improve IT performance, security and reduce costs
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been awarded a $46m IT outsourcing contract from Interconnector (UK), the operator of the gas pipeline between continental Europe and the UK.
HP struck the ten-year deal to improve security and reliability while reducing costs for Interconnector.
The deal involves the full range of HP products and services such as dual data-centre solution across international boundaries and converged infrastructure technologies designed to offer security, availability and reliability.
The agreement also covers service management, application maintenance and development, security services and disaster recovery, server and storage refresh and technology transfer and adoption support.
The services will be delivered from HP’s data centre in the UK with disaster recovery through Interconnector’s data centre in Belgium, said the company.
Interconnector chief information officer Terry Stephens said the company expects improved performance to enhance their end user experience and also reduce IT costs.
Stephens said, "We chose HP because of their deep understanding of our business needs and they delivered a competitively priced solution which minimized our risk."
HP Enterprise Services vice-president Craig Wilson said, "With our technology breadth, data centre and services capability, we are able to help companies like Interconnector build an Instant-On Enterprise. This will enable them to drive growth through innovation, reduce costs through optimization and manage risk to their advantage."