PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - HP (
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, supporting Rolls-Royce in their current and future global business priorities whilst enabling an industry-leading, multivendor IT ecosystem."
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.