Sabre Selects Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Expand Next Generation Technology Infrastructure, Software and Services
PALO ALTO, Calif., and SOUTHLAKE, Texas – November 25, 2015 –Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced today a multi-year renewal of their long-standing relationship.
Under the agreement, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will provide virtualization, automation and security services, hardware and software to support faster product development and extend Sabre’s position as the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. HPE also will provide new services to support Sabre’s growth and product priorities in the areas of data analysis, operations, e-commerce, retailing and merchandising for businesses across the travel industry.
“As the leading innovator to the global travel industry, Sabre is committed to delivering technology solutions to our customers based on world-class virtualization, security and operability,” said Tom Klein, Sabre president and CEO. “This agreement also delivers new capabilities to accelerate product development and increase our speed-to-market, all driven by Sabre and supported by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.”
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has supported Sabre’s infrastructure and applications environments for more than 14 years, providing infrastructure services including a portfolio of hosting and storage solutions. This expanded agreement leverages products and services from across Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s four transformation areas to help Sabre maintain its leadership position.
“Sabre is a pioneer in providing innovative solutions and services to the global travel industry, and together our partnership has helped Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Sabre set the standard in the industry,” said Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Today’s agreement demonstrates the next step forward for Sabre, who will leverage Hewlett Packard Enterprise technology and services to deliver transformational offerings in cloud, security, analytics and mobility.”
This agreement expands on the existing infrastructure services relationship by providing Sabre with a robust next-generation, hybrid infrastructure environment to optimize processes and increase automation. These capabilities will help extend Sabre’s state of the art diagnostics and analytics on technology operations and shorten Sabre development cycles, resulting in faster speed-to-market for software, data, mobile and distribution solutions.
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Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than $120 billion of estimated travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.
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