HP Looks to Be ‘General Contractor’ of Your New Data Center

Hewlett-Packard,

which already helps enterprises plan and design their new data centers, now

wants to be the general contractor on the projects.

HP on Feb. 15

unveiled its CFI (Critical Facilities Implementation) service, a move company

officials said will streamline the process of building data centers and give

enterprises one place to go for the entire process.

“There is

tremendous demand [from businesses] to have a single point of contact,” Rick

Einhorn, worldwide director of Critical Facilities Services for HP, told eWEEK.

The move comes

at a time of expected growth in data center construction. HP officials pointed to

a Gartner study that indicated that 46 percent of respondents to a survey said

they will build one or more data centers in the next two years, and 54 percent

said they will have to expand existing facilities during the same time period.

Having a

single vendor to oversee the entire process will help drive down overall costs,

Einhorn said. Up to this point, HP has offered services that covered the bulk

of the steps in the multi-million-dollar process of building a data center,

from assessment and design to project management and equipment.

For more, read the eWeek article: HP Expands Services Into Data Center Construction.

CIO Insight Staff
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