HP has signed up for a four-year, multimillion-dollar IT transformation contract with local mining company, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG).
HP will provide the company with cloud and infrastructure services to support its move towards a hybrid cloud computing environment.
The contract, signed in February, went live in June and involves several projects to streamline existing IT environments.
HP South-Pacific head of enterprise cloud services, David Fox, said mining companies need to respond instantly to growth opportunities.
“Flexible and scalable infrastructure means companies like MMG can achieve immediate returns from acquisitions and become an Instant-On Enterprise,” he said.
Under the new agreement, HP will:
- Provide MMG with a hybrid delivery model that enables it to deliver IT services in a more responsive and cost-effective way.
- Provide MMG with data centre hosting, server, storage and network management services for business critical applications, which will expand to include workplace and service desk services.
- Deploy centralised servers and storage onto HP Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS) platform to deliver the operational IT services to enable MMG to respond to changes and peaks in demand.
- Centrally manage the remote servers and storage infrastructure at MMG sites.
MMG’s transformed IT environment aims to reduce the number of technical handovers in its IT ecosystem and increase efficiency and responsiveness.
MMG CIO, Peter McLure, said the new IT systems will be deployed to meet the fast-paced, booming market of the mining industry.