HP Helps Rolls-Royce Move to IT Ecosystem

HP Helps Rolls-Royce Move to IT Ecosystem 
Rolls-Royce Continues Long-Standing Relationship With HP 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/02/12 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced that Rolls-Royce plc, a leading provider of power systems
and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has awarded a
five-year contract to HP Enterprise Services.  
Under the new deal, HP will continue to be a critical part of the
Rolls-Royce IT ecosystem, hosting the Rolls-Royce IT applications
from award-winning next-generation HP data centers in the UK, United
States and Singapore.  
HP will also manage the Rolls-Royce remote server and storage
environments in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany and Norway. By
standardizing 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.  
"It is vital that our world-class products, services and people are
supported by equally world-class IT," said Simon Ricketts, chief
information officer, Rolls-Royce. "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 toward an
industry-leading, multivendor IT ecosystem to support our current and
future global business priorities."  
HP will provide data center facilities worldwide to manage
Rolls-Royce applications and data center infrastructure. HP also will
provide maintenance and support services for the Rolls-Royce
engineering, manufacturing, customer service and other back office
and information management applications. 
The applications management and support contract will provide
Rolls-Royce with a proactive management service that will improve
availability to users, achieve flexibility and keep the portfolio up
to date. The HP solution also will significantly reduce the operating
costs of the Rolls-Royce applications portfolio. 
"It is testament to the quality of our portfolio and the expertise of
our people that Rolls-Royce decided to select HP for this significant
piece of work, among very competitive offerings," said Mike Nefkens,
senior vice president, Enterprise Services, HP. "This new agreement
represents the next step in our long-standing relationship with this
premier client, supp
orting Rolls-Royce in their current and future
global business priorities whilst enabling an industry-leading,
multivendor IT ecosystem."  
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