HP signs US$100mn tech services agreement with Coca-Cola FEMSA

- Monday, March 28, 2011

HP signs US$100mn tech services agreement with Coca-Cola FEMSA

HP's (NYSE: HPQ) Mexican unit has signed a US$100mn, five-year technology contract to provide outsourcing services to Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world in terms of sales, according to a press release from HP.

The contract is for HP to build and manage a converged infrastructure where Coca-Cola FEMSA will consolidate its data center, with the goal of aiding the company's growth in Latin America.

Through the agreement, HP and Coca-Cola FEMSA will consolidate 348 locations into a single data center in Mexico, while migrating business critical SAP applications, as well as server monitoring and management, to locations in Brazil and Argentina.

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HP security services for Coca-Cola FEMSA will be provided from global delivery centers in Costa Rica.

HP said it will continue to manage Coca-Cola FEMSA's technology infrastructure, supporting operations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.

The company will also continue to provide data center and storage services to manage and support Coca-Cola FEMSA's data center environment, while also providing workplace services for the company's desktops, notebook PCs, handheld devices and other technology equipment.

Coca-Cola FEMSA, which has 30 bottling facilities in Latin America, has worked with HP since 2000. The Coca-Cola Company owns a 31.6% equity interest in the bottler.