Shipping firm signs US$150m deal with HP

24 Nov 2011

One of the world’s largest global shipping companies, Maersk Line, has signed an infrastructure services agreement worth more than US$150m with HP. The deal will support the shipper’s global growth strategy.

Under the five-year agreement, HP will help Maersk Line become an Instant-On Enterprise by using HP’s cloud-enabled data centres and HP Workplace Services to optimise its technology infrastructure.

HP will create a private cloud computing environment for distributed and local applications using HP Cloud Computing Solutions. This environment has been designed to be secure and to create a flexible, agile technology infrastructure that allows Maersk Line to stay ahead of changing business needs and strengthen its ability to compete globally.

HP will also take over the Service Desk function at Maersk Line and will deliver Workplace Services to maintain the company’s computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, for almost 38,000 users in more than 100 countries.

Maersk Line’s staff will be offered jobs in these areas, as part of the agreement.

In addition, HP will provide support and monitoring for Maersk Line.