Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
and the United Kingdom government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the company announced yesterday. HPE was split from the original Hewlett-Packard (HP) company in 2015, as was Hewlett Packard Inc. (HPI). With headquarters San Jose, California, United States, it is a business-focused entity with two divisions. Its ‘Enterprise Group’ deals with services relating to servers, storage, networking, consulting, and support, while HPE's ‘Financial Services’ division addresses investment solutions. The MoU covers discount cloud solutions and follows IBM winning a similar agreement with the UK government in July of this year.
An element of the ‘One Government Cloud Strategy’ launched earlier this year, the MoU focuses on the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – an entity that offers commercial services to the public sector. It was signed with a view to offering the UK’s public services a cost-effective route to the cloud. The agreement offers discounts on a range of HPE services such as GreenLake and Aruba. The strategy aims to standardize government departments’ approaches to the cloud and reduce costs. The CCS will now be able to utilize HPE’s ‘edge to cloud’ solutions.
“CCS provides commercial agreements which help organizations across the entire public sector save time and money on buying everyday goods and services,” explained the organization’s Chief Executive, Simon Tse. “This Memorandum of Understanding with HPE not only provides great value for public sector organizations, it also allows them to innovate more readily and improve services for the citizens they serve.” Do you know of any other companies winning government contracts? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.