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H-P, Amazon.com In Tech, Product Pact

Amazon.com Tuesday inked a technology pact with computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co..

Amazon.com (AMZN) will use a variety of H-P (HWP) computers and technology to improve the infrastructure that drives one of the world's busiest e-commerce sites.

Amazon.com will now purchase products directly from H-P and will offer them in its consumer electronics store.

Amazon.com is installing HP 9000 V-Class enterprise servers that will deliver the high availability, scalability and mainframe-class performance needed to support its e-commerce business. Amazon.com's decision to partner with H-P was made in part by analyst projections that demands on Amazon.com systems will be three times greater this holiday season over past seasons, and by H-P's ability to offer creative financial solutions to Amazon.com for the acquisition of H-P technology.

Amazon.com's said H-P products are among its best-selling items.

Amazon highlighted a busy day by acquiring leading online toy store Back to Basics, which specializes in offering clients classic toys.