Hewlett Packard has put pen to paper on a £250 million deal with UK utilities giant Centrica under which HP will provide a private cloud computing infrastructure to the company.
Centrica will be using HP's Utility Services platform to migrate to a cloud based utility computing environment.
Under the deal, HP will host Centrica's network on two of its UK based data centres, including the one in Wynyard. The company will also offer remote support from delivery centres in India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
HP said that the deal will allow the utilities provider to access effective computing technology which is low on cost and environmental impact.
Dave Bickerton, group chief information officer for Centrica, said, “Centrica is striving to improve our ability to respond to market changes to supply gas and electricity to homes and businesses more efficiently. We value HP’s utility computing capabilities and quality solutions that are flexible, cost-effective and help reduce our carbon footprint.”