Press Release: October 02, 2012

HP Helps Rolls-Royce Move to IT Ecosystem

Rolls-Royce continues long-standing relationship with HP

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that Rolls-Royce plc, a leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has awarded a five-year contract to HP Enterprise Services.

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.”

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