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Maersk Line shipping seals £100m data centre deal

HP to provide private cloud and PC support

Maersk Line, the world's largest shipping firm, has signed a $150 million (£96 million) data centre and private cloud computing contract with HP.

Under the five year deal, HP will create a standardised private cloud for the Danish company, with the aim of improving processes and cutting costs for running distributed and local applications.

It will also provide support and monitoring for the datacentres.

In addition, HP will take over the service desk function at Maersk Line and manage desktop and notebook PCs for 38,000 users in more than 100 countries. The IT firm has vowed to offer employment to all Maersk Line staff within these areas.

Maersk Line already has a deal with HP covering support and management of storage and networking equipment.

Adam Gade, chief information officer at Maersk Line, said that competition and the tough conditions faced by the shipping industry meant the company needed "innovation" and an "agile technology infrastructure".


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