HP: It’s all about the cloud

Solutions giant uses Converged Cloud strategy to underpin GITEX participation

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HP: It’s all about the cloud Shihabi: HP proud to be this year’s Cloud Confex diamond sponsor.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2012

HP has focused on cloud computing and virtualisation at GITEX Technology Week 2012. It has once again been the diamond sponsor of the Cloud Confex section, the region’s largest integrated cloud exhibition and conference.

Underlining its commitment to cloud computing and virtualisation its HP Converged Cloud strategy has formed the core of its GITEX presence.

HP Converged Cloud, according to the company, is the industry’s first strategy and portfolio based on a single architecture that combines private, managed and public cloud, as well as traditional IT, to create an environment that can rapidly change based on organisational requirements.

“GITEX Technology Week is the Middle East’s premier platform for discussing the latest IT trends and innovations in the region, and HP will once again be there in full force,” said Eyad Shihabi, Regional MD. “HP is dedicated to delivering the most cutting-edge solutions for customers, from enterprise level technology to personal computers and printing systems, so we are pleased to be promoting discourse on important areas of IT such as cloud computing this year at GITEX.”

With adoption of cloud infrastructures and services in the Middle East increasing, areas of discussion for 2012 include building hybrid cloud environments, managing the next generation of cloud applications and closing the IT cloud expertise skills gap.

Research shows that 60% of chief information officers (CIOs) believe that the IT expertise skills gap is hampering the ability to execute cloud strategies and solutions.
In an ongoing effort to close the skills gap, HP ExpertONE, the company’s extensive training and certification program for IT professionals, recently introduced two new cloud certifications — the Accredited Technical Professional for the cloud administrator and the Accredited Solution Expert for the cloud integrator.

These HP ExpertONE cloud certifications are instrumental in enabling enterprises to transform from product-centric IT to unified service-centric IT that is open, secure, agile and consistent across cloud and traditional IT services.

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