HP to Open More SOA Centers

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2006-09-18 Email Print this article Print

The new centers in India, Singapore and California are part of a larger $500 million investment HP is making in service-oriented architecture.

HOUSTON—Hewlett-Packard is opening up three more competency centers around the world to help customers looking to implement service-oriented architectures.

The SOA centers—in Bangalore, India, Singapore and Cupertino, Calif.—are part of a larger $500 million investment HP is making in the technology, which calls for integrating services to create service-enabled applications tied together for specific business purposes.

HP announced the new centers Sept. 18 at its HP Technology Forum here. The three new centers will join two others that HP, of Palo Alto, Calif., is already running. The others are in Tokyo and Sophia Antipolis, France.

More than 100 people already have taken advantage of the existing centers, according to HP officials.

Ann Livermore, executive vice president of HP's Technology Solutions Group, said in an interview here that customers are gaining a greater understanding of SOAs and how they can help improve their businesses. Now, she said, they're looking to HP for help in implementing them.

The competency centers—and the 6,500 people who work in them—"give [customers] a place to come where they know the experts are," Livermore said.

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