Press Release: March 30, 2011

U.S. Special Operations Command Selects HP for Worldwide Data Center Services

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP Enterprise Services today announced it has been awarded a four-year, $68.1 million data center services contract by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

These services will support special operations warfighters in accomplishing their worldwide missions.

Under the terms of the contract, HP will provide enterprise-wide data center management support services for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s global enterprise information technology server and storage computing environment. This support will allow for cost-effective, rapid response to the dynamic requirements of America’s military emergency response team.

Benefits include improved availability, heightened data security, reduced complexity and increased stability of the information technology environment.

“The volume of stored information in the world has doubled in the last few years,” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP leads the industry in data center consolidation and transformation, enabling greater efficiencies and more secure information sharing.”

The services will be performed in multiple stateside and overseas locations.

For more than 45 years, HP has served as a trusted leader in delivering secure, reliable IT solutions in the government sector. In a world of continuous connectivity, HP enables agencies to become Instant-On Enterprises with technology, security and innovation embedded throughout their organizations to deliver immediate services to citizens.

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