Hewlett-Packard Co.Â has been selected by the U.S.Â Health and Human Services DepartmentÂ to host the governmentâs health insurance marketplace website, The Wall Street JournalÂ said Wednesday.
The department worked with contractors earlier this month in an effort to bolster the reliability of the site in advance of its goal to ensure the website works well for most users by Dec. 1,Â Spencer AnteÂ andÂ Christopher WeaverÂ wrote.
The government plans to expand HealthCare.govâs server capacity in order to handle nearly 50,000 users simultaneously.
HHS, the agency responsible for HealthCare.gov, has started work on migrating the website to a differentÂ data center, according to the article.
HP has also been tapped in September to provide “emergency” services in the event of system outages, WSJ reports.