Centrica signs outsourcing services agreement with HP

HP Enterprise Services UK has announced that Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has signed a seven-year outsourcing services agreement worth more than $400m (£341m).

With the new agreement, HP will enable Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment that will support Centrica’s change program, improve speed of deployment, help lower costs and support the company’s environmental objectives.

HP will deliver Utility Services that support Centrica’s migration to a private cloud- and utility-based computing environment, enabling greater flexibility to reliably respond to changing business conditions.

It will provide these services from two of its data centres in the United Kingdom, including one in Wynyard, cited by the Uptime Institute for its ‘eco-friendliness’.