Proctor & Gamble signs HP for cloud infrastructure


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.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy