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HP, Syngenta sign IT transformation outsourcing deal

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HP has signed a five-year technology infrastructure outsourcing agreement with Syngenta, a world-leading agribusiness.


Under the terms of the agreement, HP will use its Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service solution to transform Syngenta's current infrastructure-based services into subscription services aligned to Syngenta's business processes. The service will be delivered from HP's next-generation data centers in Isle D'Abeau, France and Alpharetta.
"We chose HP Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service so we can achieve faster infrastructure and application modernisation with reduced risk and cost," says Martin Walker, global chief information officer at Syngenta. "We also like the financial advantages of expensing our infrastructure services versus making capital investments."
Integral to the agreement is the transformation of the existing Syngenta technology landscape to a highly virtualized services-oriented environment. Services such as messaging and collaboration will be provided in the future environment alongside database management, e-business and SAP. Additionally, HP will deliver infrastructure, management and support as a service to approximately 160 of Syngenta's offices in 90 countries.
"By using HP Adaptive Infrastructure as a Service, Syngenta will gain a common environment across all of its business units," says Francesco Serafini, senior vice president and managing director – Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), HP. "HP is committed to providing outstanding service, innovation and industry expertise to support companies like Syngenta in achieving their technology, as well as their business goals."
Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.