HP unveils new cloud solutions

Solutions are designed to help companies deploy private, public and hybrid clouds

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HP unveils new cloud solutions HP has unveiled new cloud solutions designed to help advance deployment of private, public and hybrid cloud.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 2, 2011

HP has announced new cloud solutions that are designed to advance deployment of private, public and hybrid clouds for enterprises, service providers and governments.

"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 Eyad Shihabi, managing director, HP Middle East. "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 are designed to help clients build differentiated cloud offerings, consume cloud services from the public domain, and manage, govern and secure the entire environment.

For the hybrid cloud model, HP is expanding its cloud ecosystem with new partners, offerings and programmes including new HP CloudSystem integration with Alcatel-Lucent solutions, which are designed to enable communications services providers to deliver cloud services using carrier-class networks and IT.HP has also introduced a  new HP CloudAgile Service Provider Programme  to offer service providers expanded sales reach, an enhanced services portfolio and an accelerated sales cycle through direct access to HP's global sales force. HP has added its first European partners to the programme and added new certified hosting options that enable service providers to deliver private hosted clouds based on HP CloudSystem.

Another introduction is the HP CloudSystem Matrix 7.0, the core operating environment that powers HP CloudSystem, which is designed to allow clients to build hybrid clouds with push-button access to externally sourced cloud-based IT resources with the out-of-the-box ‘bursting capability'.

This solution also includes automatic, on-demand provisioning of HP 3PAR storage to reduce errors and speed up deployment of new services to minutes.

The new programme is supported by a Cloud Protection Centre of Excellence that enables clients to test HP solutions as well as partner and third-party products that support cloud and virtualisation protection.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services is designed to now automate distribution of application workloads across multiple servers to improve application performance.

Clients can now 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 programme is designed to allow clients to evaluate the service for existing workloads prior to purchase. HP Enterprise Cloud Services for SAP Development and Sandbox Solution is designed to 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 centres for cloud computing by improving the skills in their organisations through three new HP ExpertONE certifications.

These are; the HP ASE Cloud Architect, HP ASE Cloud Integrator and HP ASE Master Cloud Integrator.

The cloud certifications encompass business and technical content.

HP Cloud Curriculum from HP Education Services offers course materials in multiple languages covering cloud strategies that have successfully increased enterprise agility and reduced costs.

Learning is flexible, with online virtual labs, self study, classroom, virtual classroom and onsite training options offered through more than 90 HP education centres worldwide.

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