Outlook: Cloudy! From left, Faisal M Paul, Head of Marketing and Solution Alliances at HP Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP India and Durgadutt Nedungadi, Director-Sales, HP Enterprise Business,India, at the India announcement of the new cloud offerings, on Jan 27.
HP launches integrated platform for Private, Public & Hybrid Clouds
Hewlett Packard decides to target mid sized and small companies by offering to help them become ‘instant on’ enterprises – fuelled from the Cloud. This would seem to be the central mantra of HP’s global announcement this week, of an integrated public-private-hybrid cloud offering. Cloud computing is slowly transiting from buzzword to real business in India – and while HP is not the first to jump into this particular pond, it has made up for a slighlty late start, with a very broad offering, promising to deliver a flexible, automated and secure environment where everything and everyone is connected. While cloud computing delivers benefits such as faster deployment of new services, reduction in IT headcount and a pay-as-you-go model, it has traditionally lacked in areas that enterprises need, such as security, availability and ease of integration.
“Cloud computing is going mainstream and HP is leading the way,” says Durgadutt Nedungadi, Director-Sales, HP Enterprise Business, India. “We has the enterprise experience, breadth of portfolio and global service delivery organization to lead our clients through this transformation” HP Hybrid Delivery solutions provide the benefits of enterprise-grade cloud computing, while meeting the specific needs of businesses and governments. HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute delivers “private cloud as a service” from HP’s state-of-the-art data centers and delivers all the resources necessary to access a hybrid private cloud. HP CloudSystem is the high end system to build, manage and consume services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It combines the strength of HP’s Converged Infrastructure with the established leadership of HP Cloud Service Automation software to deliver unified security, governance and compliance across applications, as well as physical and virtual infrastructure.
Potential customers are being encouraged to attend HP Cloud Discovery Workshop -- one- or two-day events that cover a wide range of topics, including business model implications, security and identifying the right services for the cloud.
More information about HP’s new offerings here: at www.hp.com/go/cloudcomputing2011 .
We also have for a few days an explanatory video in our Tech Video corner.