HP Garners Huge Cloud Contract with Spanish Government

At InformationWeek, Charles Babcock reports that the government of the Catalonia Region of Spain has enlisted Hewlett-Packard to bring its cloud technology to the government’s data centers. The contract is worth a reported $67 million.

Enrique Solbes, general manager of HP Enterprise Services Iberia, said the shift to HP’s cloud would represent the best way for the state government to rapidly modernize its computing resources. “This transformation leverages HP’s proven cloud portfolio and broad expertise in technology consulting,” Solbes said in the announcement. He also said that it will allow the state government to move from fixed assets and costs to “a flexible model that enables greater agility and innovation.”

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