Hewlett-Packard’s Enterprise Services Division has been awarded a $2.2 billion contract from NASA to provide desktop services and devices to the space agency for the next four years.
The contract, which is a part of NASA’s Agency Consolidated End-User Service or ACES program, will go on for the next four years along with two additional three-year option periods.
According to an article on PC Mag, the services that will be offered by HP to NASA will include Computing Seat, Tier 2/3 Service Desk Support and Collaboration Services.
HP will provide, manage, maintain and secure the IT services used by NASA employees to support the organisation’s business and scientific research undertakings. The company will also be bringing in small companies and subcontracting certain requirements of the contract.
"The ACES contract will help evolve NASA’s IT environment to a centralized, adaptable IT infrastructure to enable economies of scale, agency-wide visibility and improved management and security," said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services' U.S. Public Sector division, in a statement.
The contract comes as HP received certification from SAP to deliver its applications on HP’s cloud computing services.