AMSTERDAM — Ahold has extended its existing relationship with HP Enterprise Services, Palo Alto, Calif., 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.
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, HP said.
HP also will provide network services for Ahold’s network that connects its supply chain and distribution with its 3,000 stores, warehouses and office locations across Europe and the United States. HP will also manage workplace services across Ahold’s store and office environments, including service desk and site support services.
In the United States, HP will provide applications management for a wide range of Ahold’s business and administrative applications. Ahold’s U.S. banners include Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover, Giant-Carlisle, Martin’s and Peapod.
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