Ahold signs infrastructure
services agreement with HP
Dec 5, 2009 2:52 PM
Ahold, an international group of supermarket companies based in the United States and Europe, has extended its relationship with HP Enterprise Services by signing a new seven-year infrastructure and applications services agreement.
The contract extension is designed to reduce complexity and improve efficiency of Ahold’s technology environment.
Under terms of the agreement, HP will continue to provide management and support services for Ahold’s global data center environment, which includes mainframes, servers, and storage. In addition, HP will implement HP Business Service Automation to make server and storage capabilities more robust and more available. Ahold will use HP ProLiant rack servers, HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays, as well as HP ProCurve 2610 and 5412 switches.
HP also will provide network services for Ahold’s network that connects its supply chain and distribution with its 3,000 stores, warehouses, and office locations across Europe and the United States.
Ahold’s workplace computing environment for more than 200,000 Ahold associates in Europe and the United States will continue to be managed by HP. The services include a suite of workplace services across its store and office environments including service desk and site support services. HP also will migrate Ahold employees to HP hardware including HP EliteBook 2500, 6900, and 8500 series notebooks and HP dx2400, dc5800, and dc7900 series Business Desktops.
In the United States, HP will provide applications management for a range of Ahold’s critical business and administrative applications.
HP will deliver these services to Ahold primarily from sites in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, India, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Spain and the United States that are part of the HP Best Shore global delivery network.
HP Enterprise Services is the recently announced brand name for Electronic Data Systems LLC.
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