HP to Supply Luxottica With Data Center Services to Move Toward

HP to Supply Luxottica With Data Center Services to Move Toward Cloud
Computing Model 
HP Signs Agreement With Luxottica 
MILAN, ITALY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 --  HP Enterprise Services
Italia S.r.l. today announced that Luxottica Group S.p.A., a leader
in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and
sports eyewear, has signed an agreement for HP (NYSE: HPQ) to manage
its data center environment. 
Under the agreement, HP and Luxottica will work to create a more
agile, secure and scalable technology infrastructure that helps
Luxottica migrate to a cloud computing environment. The company's
journey to a cloud computing environment is focused on
standardization to reduce risk and improve governance of IT
"Today's business environment holds many opportunities to innovate
and operate more efficiently, to compete at the highest level on a
global scale," said Dario Scagliotti, chief information officer,
"Companies such as Luxottica that operate in complex global markets
need more flexible processes, applications and technology to support
business growth and innovations," said Howard Hughes, senior vice
president and general manager, Enterprise Services -- Europe, Middle
East and Africa, HP. "HP will use its expertise and proven solutions
to further Luxottica's transformation to cloud computing and allow it
to focus more on customers' needs." 
About Luxottica 
 Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and
sports eyewear with approximately 7,000 optical and sun retail stores
in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America
and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands
include Ray-Ban, the world's most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley,
Vogue, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Arnette and REVO, while licensed
brands include Giorgio Armani, Bvlgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach,
Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Tiffany and
Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130
different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major
markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North
America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in
China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group's
products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing
plants in Italy, two wholly owned plants in the People's Republic of
China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted
to the production of sports eyewear. In 2011, Luxottica Group posted
net sales of more than EUR 6.2 billion. www.luxottica.com 
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