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Private Cloud: Press Release

Centrica Selects HP for $400M in Technology Migration

HP Signed a Seven-Year Outsourcing Services Agreement to Move to a Utility-Based Private Cloud Environment

"Centrica is striving to improve our ability to respond to market changes to supply gas and electricity to homes and businesses more efficiently," said Dave Bickerton, group chief information officer, Centrica. "We value HP's utility computing capabilities and quality solutions that are flexible, cost-effective and help reduce our carbon footprint."

HP Enterprise Services UK Limited on Monday nnounced that Centrica has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400 million.

With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support Centrica's change program, improve speed of deployment, help lower costs and support the company's environmental objectives.

HP will deliver Utility Services that support Centrica's migration to a private cloud- and utility-based computing environment enabling greater flexibility to reliably respond to changing business conditions. Centrica will have access to next-generation technology with just the right computing capacity to meet its needs with minimum cost and environmental impact. Centrica also will have access to HP's enterprise cloud-computing services to enable better data access and new products and services for its customers.

HP will provide these services from two of its data centers in the United Kingdom, including one in Wynyard cited by the Uptime Institute for its eco-friendliness. Centrica will benefit from remote data center support delivered from HP Best Shore global delivery centers in India, Malaysia and the Philippines. Centrica also will use considerable project and applications services from HP to support the Centrica-led migration.

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