HP Enterprise Services has inked a new five-year agreement to manage the IT system of Rolls-Royce across the globe.
The agreement provides that HP will be hosting Rolls-Royce's IT applications in HP data centres in the UK, US and Singapore. HP will also manage Rolls-Royce's remote server and storage environments in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, and Norway.
HP said the transportation power systems and services provider will benefit from a single IT managed services provider because of HP's global IT infrastructure.
"By standardising 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," HP said.
Aside from providing data centre facilities to manage Rolls-Royce's applications and data centre infrastructure, HP will also provide maintenance and support services for the Rolls-Royce engineering, manufacturing, customer service and other back office and information management applications.
HP said Rolls-Royce will benefit from the partnership by reducing its operating costs.
The companies said the new agreement extends and builds on their existing relationship.
"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 towards an industry-leading, multi-vendor IT ecosystem to support our current and future global business priorities," said Simon Ricketts, chief information officer, Rolls-Royce.
"This new agreement represents the next step in our longstanding relationship with this premier client, supporting Rolls-Royce in their current and future global business priorities while enabling an industry-leading, multi-vendor IT ecosystem," said Mike Nefkens, senior vice president, Enterprise Services, HP.
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