HP Teams Up With BP In $400 Million Deal

Oil company BP International has inked a 5 year hosting deal worth $400 million, with HP Enterprise Services UK.

The companies said in a press release that under the new deal HP's enterprise division will be responsible for handling BP's global data centre requirements, which will see the computing company providing hosting services and aiding the transition to cloud computing for the oil giant.

The new agreement expands on a previous deal, in which HP Enterprise Services handled BP's European data centres in the UK. Under the new arrangement HP will continue to support the European-based centres, as well as taking on those in America under a single contract.

Mike Nefkens, the senior vice president and general manager of HP's enterprise services department, said in a statement: “HP's flexible computing capabilities and service excellence can help companies like BP to build an Instant-On Enterprise, in which technology is embedded in everything it does, while achieving their strategic goals.”