Ahold in new infrastructure and applications services agreement with HP

Palo Alto, Calif. HP Enterprise Services said Tuesday that Dutch supermarket conglomerate Ahold has extended its existing relationship with HP by signing a new seven-year infrastructure and applications services agreement.

The contract extension is designed to reduce the complexity and improve the efficiency of Ahold’s technology environment.

Under the terms of the agreement, HP will continue to provide management and support services for Ahold’s global data center environment, which includes mainframes, servers and storage. In addition, HP will implement HP Business Service Automation to make server and storage capabilities more robust and more highly available. Ahold will use HP ProLiant rack servers, HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays as well as HP ProCurve 2610 and 5412 switches.

HP also will provide network services for Ahold’s extensive network that connects its supply chain and distribution with its 3,000 stores, warehouses and office locations across Europe and the United States.

Ahold’s workplace computing environment for more than 200,000 Ahold associates in Europe and the United States will continue to be managed by HP.

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