Story image

HP signs $400m cloud deal

02 Mar 11

Under terms of the deal HP will move Centrica to cloud- and utility-based computing environment improving flexibility, costs and environmental stewardship



The deal is said to be worth more than US$400 million.



Centrica will move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will improve speed of deployment, help lower costs and support the company's environmental objectives.



"Centrica is striving to improve our ability to respond to market changes to supply gas and electricity to homes and businesses more efficiently," said Dave Bickerton, Group CIO. "We value HP's utility computing capabilities and quality solutions that are flexible, cost-effective and help reduce our carbon footprint."



HP will deliver utility services that support Centrica's migration to a private cloud- and utility-based computing environment "enabling greater flexibility to reliably respond to changing business conditions”.



Centrica also will have access to HP's enterprise cloud-computing services for bringing better data access and new services to its customers.



HP will provide the services from two of its data centers in the United Kingdom. 



"The utility industry around the world is making great strides using technology to support an Instant-On enterprise that gives businesses and consumers more control over their energy usage and utilities more options in how they deliver energy," said Mike Nefkens, senior vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Services, EMEA.

CSPs ‘not capable enough’ to meet 5G demands of end-users
A new study from Gartner produced some startling findings, including the lack of readiness of communications service providers (CSPs).
Atos launches new French data centre – more modules to come
Atos together with the Yvelines departmental Council has officially launched its new data centre in Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Yvelines.
EU cloud adoption rising, but still far from mainstream
Cloud adoption is surging among some European Union (EU) nations but it still has a way to go to becoming commonplace across the board
Industry cloud market forecast for ‘unusual’ growth
The market for industry cloud solutions is in good stead with that growth showing little signs of slowing.
Dell EMC embeds security in latest servers
Dell EMC's 14th generation of PowerEdge servers has comprehensive management tools to provide security across hardware and firmware.
Businesses focusing on threats from within - survey
Over 50% of respondents reported that 100 days of dwell time or more was representative of their organisation.
The disaster recovery-as-a-service market is on the rise
As time progresses and advanced technologies are implemented, the demand for disaster recovery-as-a-service is also expected to increase.
Dell dominates enterprise storage market, HPE declines
The enterprise storage system market continues to be a goldmine for most vendors with demand relentlessly rising year-on-year.