HP confirms ATO deal worth $738 million

The deal will involve the provision of mainframes, data warehousing

HP has confirmed that its five-year contract with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to improve the agency’s business processes was worth $738 million.

The deal, finalised in December last year, includes mainframe, mid-range, data warehouse, storage, secure gateway and data centre services.

HP South Pacific vice president of Enterprise Services, David Caspari, said governments across the globe are facing smaller budgets while trying to increase value to taxpayers.

According to Caspari, HP will assist the ATO’s business requirements through controlled management of their technology infrastructure.

The agreement will see the ATO’s data centre automation tools updated with HP software, it will also use the vendor’s storage essentials in an effort to manage performance and improve the availability of applications.

The company will provision, manage and support the ATO’s IT technology infrastructure, including managed mainframe, server management and storage management services and HP Secure Gateway Support will enable secure internet access to ATO systems.

The ATO’s servers will also be replaced with a virtualised Intel and UNIX-based hardware environment and HP storage.

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