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HP to provide new infrastructure for Downer

HP to provide new infrastructure for Downer

HP in charge of building, managing, and host new infrastructure

Technology provider, HP has signed a six-year, multimillion-dollar infrastructure technology outsourcing services agreement with Downer EDI.

Downer is an Australian-based engineering and infrastructure management services company.

The company attributed the move to its business growth, which has left its existing infrastructure outdated, and resembling a fragmented IT environment.

“Inefficient infrastructure was becoming an inhibitor for growth in our organisation,” Downer CIO, Joseph Amoia, said. “Simplifying and consolidating our IT infrastructure with HP’s services will improve collaboration across our business and drive profitability.

HP’s Enterprise Services division will build, manage and host Downer’s technology infrastructure through HP Converged Infrastructure. This will transform the existing system by delivering an efficient network, scalable infrastructure, a platform for collaboration, and a streamlined service management framework.

The HP Next-Generation Datacentre, Sydney, will deliver:

  • Datacentre Services: applications will be migrated to BladeSystem servers running Microsoft Hyper-V, promising a 75 per cent reduction in the datacentre’s footprint.
  • Network management services: multiple networks will be morphed into one consolidated network for resilience and reliability.
  • Workplace services: Active Director and email service built on Enterprise Cloud Messaging platform.

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