New Converged Cloud solutions from HP
By Digital News Asia July 13, 2012
- New solutions help enterprises accelerate cloud deployments
- Hybrid delivery approach based on a common architecture
HP has announced new Converged Cloud solutions specifically for organizations in Asia Pacific, claiming they would facilitate cloud adoption and simplify deployment to enhance business innovation and agility.
Enterprises in the region are embracing cloud computing to keep pace with changing business demands, HP said in a statement.
According to recent research conducted on behalf of HP (HP Research: The Future of Cloud, Coleman Parkes Research Ltd), the top drivers of cloud adoption are rapid application development (53%), enhanced agility to respond to market changes (29%) and reduced cost of operations (18%).
However, if not deployed correctly private cloud delivery models can create complexity, risk and added cost through vendor lock-in, HP said.
“Success depends on an organizations’ ability to rapidly respond to changing market and customer demands,” said Raymond Yap (pic), country presales manager, Enterprise Group, HP Malaysia.
“HP’s unique approach of proactively engaging with partners to build an ecosystem is key to speeding our clients’ shift to hybrid cloud models that provide the agility they need to innovate,” he added.
HP Converged Cloud is a hybrid delivery approach and solution portfolio based on a common architecture that spans private, managed and public clouds as well as traditional IT, the company claimed.
The new offerings include HP CloudSystem Quick Start Kit and HP CloudSystem Solutions that enable chief information officers to quickly embrace these delivery models without adding complexity and risk to their environments, it said.
HP CloudSystem is a core element of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio that provides a complete, integrated and open platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, managed and public cloud environments.
The Quick Start Kit provides a simple path to creating a tailored, pre-configured cloud infrastructure that meets specific business needs. After deploying the starter kit, clients can provision infrastructure and applications for physical and virtual environments in just minutes.
The HP CloudSystem Solutions combine HP CloudSystem Matrix, industry-leading applications and HP Cloud Maps to deliver the fastest path to cloud enablement for applications on HP Converged Infrastructure. These pre-configured, integrated solutions are based on development, testing and relationships with independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators and clients.
The new solutions leverage the automated provisioning and service catalog delivery capabilities of HP Cloud Maps to enable clients to shave weeks off the process of architecting cloud services, the company said.