Tuesday, 18 October 2011 15:57

HP unwraps new cloud programs and products

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HP is trying to make it cheaper and easier for its customers to move into public or private clouds. Financing and services are at the heart of the announcements.

 

HP's CloudSystem wraps together financing, services, developer resources and 100 new centres of excellence, including 50 in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. The company also claims its technology consulting services can speed the planning, design and building of cloud data centres by up to 40%.

 

Financing of up to $US2 billion for cloud projects is being offered to qualified customers, and HP offers service providers the option of stepped payments that increase over the first six to 12 months as their business grows.

On the packaged systems side, HP VirtualSystem for Microsoft and HP VirtualSystem for Superdome 2/HP-UX provides standardised building blocks for virtualised application environments for workloads such as SharePoint, Exchange, CRM, and ERP.

"Clients want our help in speeding their transition to cloud computing with proven methodologies and solutions based on HP converged infrastructure so they can increase innovation in their markets and better serve their customers," said Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager, enterprise servers, storage, networking and technology services, at HP.

"Our new offerings clearly reflect the best of HP's skills and technology in driving this evolution for clients, while reducing complexity, costs and risk," he added.

 


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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