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World’s Largest Shipping Company Signs $150 Million+ Agreement With HP

Maersk Line, the largest global shipping company in the world, has signed a $150 million-plus infrastructure services agreement with HP that will support the shipper’s global growth strategy, said the company in a statement.

Under the five-year agreement, HP will help Maersk Line become an Instant-On Enterprise by using HP’s cloud-enabled data centers and HP Workplace Services to optimize its technology infrastructure. HP will create a private cloud computing environment for distributed and local applications using HP Cloud Computing Solutions. In addition, HP will take over the Service Desk function at Maersk Line and deliver Workplace Services to maintain the company’s computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, for almost 38,000 users in more than 100 countries. As part of the agreement, HP will offer employment to all Maersk Line staff within these areas.

HP currently supplies Maersk Line other technology and support services as well as hardware, such as servers, storage, networking equipment and PCs.

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