Dutch soccer giants Ajax have launched a five and a half year strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE).
The long-term deal runs until June 2023 and will see the information technology company provide the Eredivisie side with an innovative network, storage solutions and a composable infrastructure, all of which will benefit the club’s office environment, content production and technical performance and analysis systems.
HPE is also the official IT networking and wireless infrastructure partner of English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, whose new stadium will be kitted out with a range of advanced technology solutions supplied by the company.
"With HPE we have a new strategic partner in-house that enables us to further realise our technological ambitions”, said Ajax’s commercial director Menno Geelen. “With this, we anticipate the exponential growth of data, the increased needs of our ICT branch for storage and we have become even more flexible.
“We are impressed by HPE, which has presented our customised advice and solutions. At Sportpark De Toekomst [Ajax’s training ground], we will be building an innovative showcase together. In addition, HPE is given the opportunity to present this process to important partners and prospects during reference visits.”
Michiel van Vlimmeren, managing director of HPE, added: “We are proud that our technology and solutions help Ajax to continue to innovate and that our HPE and Aruba technology enable the players, trainers and employees of Ajax to work even better.
“A good example of this is that we make all data, including that of the player performance solution that Ajax uses, available to users quickly, easily and safely. The underlying infrastructure and the network are also part of the innovation battle. We are therefore looking forward to our strategic cooperation with Ajax.”
The announcement was made ahead of Ajax’s 2-1 win at home to FC Twente on Sunday, which keeps them second in the Eredivisie, seven points behind PSV Eindhoven.