Technology giant HP announced on Wednesday from the HP DISCOVER Vienna conference it has launched a series of cloud solutions and new offerings that advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds, enabling enterprises, service providers and governments to capitalize on emerging market opportunities.
HP Cloud Solutions provide the hardware, software, services and programs that enable service providers, enterprises and governments to rapidly and securely deliver IT as a service.
“Clients want to understand, plan, build and source for cloud computing in a way that allows them to gain agility, reduce risk, maintain control and ensure security,” said Steve Dietch, vice president of marketing, cloud solutions and infrastructure at HP. “The new offerings are the culmination of HP’s experience in delivering innovative technology solutions, as well as providing the services and skills needed to drive this evolution.”
HP’s new offerings address the key areas of client needs, including developing differentiated cloud offerings, consuming cloud services from the public domain, and managing, governing and securing the entire environment. The company has also expanded its cloud ecosystem with new partners, offerings and programs.
New HP CloudSystem integrations with Alcatel-Lucent enable communications services providers to deliver high-value cloud services using carrier-class network and IT.
The combination of IT infrastructure, software and telecommunications-grade network lets providers automate the provisioning and management of cloud resources through a highly reliable network.
HP CloudAgile Service Provider Program gives service providers expanded sales reach, an enhanced services portfolio and an accelerated sales cycle through direct access to HP’s global sales force.
The company has also signed its first European partners and with new certified hosting options that enable service providers to deliver reliable, secure private hosted clouds based on HP CloudSystem.
HP CloudSystem Matrix 7.0, the core operating environment that powers HP CloudSystem, enables clients to build hybrid clouds with access to externally sourced cloud-based IT resources with “bursting capability”.
This solution also includes automatic, on-demand provisioning of HP 3PAR storage to reduce errors and speed deployment of new services to just minutes.
The HP Cloud Protection Program provides people, process, policies and technologies to deliver a comparable level of security for a hybrid cloud as a private internet-enabled IT environment would receive.
The new program includes comprehensive strategy, roadmap, design and implementation services built on a common reference architecture.
The program is supported by a Cloud Protection Center of Excellence that enables clients to test HP solutions as well as partner and third-party products that support cloud and virtualization protection.
Organizations need rapid and secure sourcing of compute services that quickly flex to peak demands without excess capital expenditures.
New and enhanced HP services that provide a cloud infrastructure as a service to address this need include HP Enterprise Cloud Services–Compute now automates distribution of application workloads across multiple servers to improve application performance.
Clients also can improve data protection through new backup and restore options while also provisioning and managing additional virtual local area networks within their cloud environment.
A new HP proof-of-concept program allows clients to evaluate the service for existing workloads prior to purchase.
HP Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Development and Sandbox Solution enable clients to evaluate and prototype functionality of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning software via a virtual private cloud, using a flexible, consumption-based model.
Clients can use HP guidance and training to transform legacy data centers for cloud computing by improving the skills in their organizations.
New HP services that address this need include HP ExpertONE certifications HP ASE Cloud Architect, HP ASE Cloud Integrator and HP ASE Master Cloud Integrator, an expanded HP ExpertONE program includes five of the industry’s largest independent commercial training organizations that deliver HP learning solutions anywhere in the world, and HP Cloud Curriculum from HP Education Services which offers course materials in multiple languages covering cloud strategies that have successfully increased enterprise agility and reduced costs.
Driven by HP Financial Services, HP Chief Financial Officer Cloud Roundtables help CFOs understand the benefits and risks associated with the cloud, while aligning their organizations’ technology and financial roadmaps.
HP Storage Consulting Services for Cloud helps clients to understand their storage requirements for private cloud computing as well as develop an architecture that meets their needs.
HP Cloud Applications Services for Windows Azure accelerate the development or migration of applications to the Microsoft Windows Azure platform-as-a-service offering.
Finally, HP Converged Infrastructure is a key element to delivering the Instant-On Enterprise, which embeds technology in everything it does to instantly serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need.