Proctor & Gamble signs HP for cloud infrastructure

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Proctor & Gamble signs HP for cloud infrastructure

Kathleen Hall

Consumer goods conglomerate Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed an agreement with HP to move to a cloud infrastructure.

HP will be accountable for of P&G’s manufacturing, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, physical distribution and financial systems.

P&G will consolidate its core technology infrastructure from a private model into a hybrid cloud environment. It will use HP's 3PAR storage, networking, VMware virtualisation software and HP TippingPoint for a converged infrastructure.  

The contract comes as P&G’s £2bn 10-year mega outsourcing deal with HP is due to end next year.

Filippo Passerini, chief information officer at Procter & Gamble, said the “always-on” capability would be a critical business driver.  

The deal comes at an interesting time for HP, which is refocusing its core business as a hardware enterprise, after former CEO Leo Apotheker wanted to turn HP into a purely software and services business.


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