Hewlett-Packard has signed a $150-million-plus infrastructure services agreement with global shipping company Maersk Line to support the latter's global growth strategy.

HP currently supplies Maersk Line other technology and support services as well as hardware, such as servers, storage, networking equipment and PCs.

According to a press statement, HP's ITO India Centre, which will deliver most of the services to Maersk under this agreement, will provide a range of ITO services spanning workplace services including service desk, data centre services and enterprise security services.

“Under the five-year agreement, HP will apply its cloud computing expertise and experience in managing complex technology environments enabling internal IT leaders to expand support,” the statement said. HP will create a private cloud computing environment for distributed and local applications using its cloud computing solutions.

In addition, HP will take over the service desk function at Maersk Line and deliver workplace services to maintain its computing devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, for almost 38,000 users in more than 100 countries, and offer employment to all Maersk Line staff within these areas, the statement said.

HP will provide infrastructure support and monitoring for Maersk Line using its flexible and scalable delivery model from global locations such as India, China and the Philippines using standardised processes for cost-effective support.

sushma.un@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on March 6, 2012)
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