HP Enterprise Services UK has landed a $400m (£246m) outsourcing services agreement with British Gas owner Centrica.
The seven-year deal will allow Centrica to move to a utility-based private cloud computing environment, helping it to supply gas and electricity more effectively.
HP will provide these services from two UK data centres, backed up by offshore resources in India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Centrica said it will also use considerable project and applications services from HP to support the Centrica-led migration.
Mike Nefkens, senior vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Services EMEA, said: "The utility industry around the world is making great strides using technology to support an Instant-On enterprise that gives businesses and consumers more control over their energy usage, and utilities more options in how they deliver energy.
"The combination of HP's technology and services – such as cloud computing – helps us create the innovative, integrated, end-to-end solutions customers such as Centrica need to more effectively and efficiently achieve market, cost and environmental objectives."
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