BP has signed a $400m (£258m) five-year outsourcing services deal with HP Enterprise Services.
Under the agreement, HP will deliver global datacentre services that enable BP to standardise its hosting services.
"By establishing a standardised global operating model, BP will realise immediate cost reductions, improved consistency of service and be well positioned to utilise emerging technologies," said Dana Deasy, chief information officer, BP.
The agreement will provide BP with the platform and option to deploy HP's enterprise private and public cloud-computing services, along with external cloud services from other providers.
HP will support BP with industry-standard services aligned with the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Version 3 service management framework.
Datacentre support services will be provided on-site and from HP Best Shore global delivery centres in India.
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