PepsiCo International Taps HP for Global Technology Infrastructure Management
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2006 - HP today announced it has signed a seven-year global services agreement with PepsiCo, Inc., (NYSE: PEP) to provide data center management services and infrastructure consolidation for the company’s PepsiCo International division.
HP will consolidate PepsiCo International’s technology infrastructure into three HP data centers located in Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom. These data centers will support PepsiCo business operations in more than 60 countries outside the United States and Canada.
This initiative will migrate PepsiCo International to a standardized storage and server architecture that provides capability upgrades in the areas of application management, network security, disaster recovery, asset management and operations support. HP will use a variety of storage and server systems, tools and software to manage PepsiCo International’s new data center environment.
In addition, with PepsiCo International choosing BT as its network provider, there will be more opportunities for the HP and BT alliance to help increase service integration and innovation for PepsiCo International.
“We have closely collaborated with PepsiCo International to build an IT environment that will help them become more adaptive,” said John E. Evers Jr., vice president and general manager, Managed Services – Americas, HP. “By standardizing and optimizing its server environment, PepsiCo International can better flex to meet its changing business needs and in turn provide better service to customers anywhere in the world.”
About PepsiCo, Inc.
PepsiCo Inc. is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies with annual revenues of $33 billion. Its principal businesses include Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. Its portfolio includes 17 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2006, HP revenue totaled $90.0 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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