Press Release: May 09, 2011

Australian Taxation Office Signs $500 Million Centralized Computing Services Agreement with HP

PALO ALTO -- HP Enterprise Services today announced the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the government’s principal revenue collection agency, has signed a US$500 million services agreement to improve service and value to taxpayers.

Under the five-year agreement, HP will deliver the agency’s Centralized Computing Services, which support the ATO’s new multisource model. HP will deliver Data Center Services to migrate ATO to a next-generation HP data center facility. The state-of-the-art facility will provide the ATO with greater agility, flexibility and compute power to meet its growing business demands.

“Government agencies around the world are facing smaller budgets while trying to enhance value to taxpayers,” said Robb Rasmussen, vice president, Best Shore Services, Asia Pacific, HP Enterprise Services. “HP will help ATO meet its future business requirements through controlled and efficient management of its technology infrastructure.”

HP will modernize and extend the ATO’s data center automation tools with HP software, including HP Network Node Manager, Operations Manager, Server and Network Automation software. ATO also will use HP Storage Essentials for performance management and Business Availability Center to improve applications availability and performance while providing overall production systems support.

To drive the maximum value from the technology, HP will provision, manage and support the ATO’s IT technology infrastructure, including Managed Mainframe, Server Management and Storage Management services. HP Secure Gateway Support will allow secure internet access to ATO systems.

HP will replace ATO’s current midrange servers with mostly virtualized Intel and UNIX-based hardware and ATO’s storage with HP StorageWorks P9500 storage arrays.

HP has provided ATO with critical technology and services since 1999, including servers, UNIX platforms and critical information technology and business management software capabilities.

HP is working with ATO on its Instant-On Enterprise journey, helping the agency provide improved service to Australian citizens. The Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

Customers can learn more about how organizations can get started on Instant-On Enterprise journeys by attending HP’s premier client event, HP DISCOVER, June 6 - 10 in Las Vegas and Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Vienna, Austria.

About the Australian Taxation Office

As the main Australian federal government’s revenue collection agency, the ATO employs more than 20,000 people. The ATO is headquartered in Canberra with branches and regional offices throughout Australia.

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