HP unveils industry’s first hybrid cloud delivery solution, HP Converged Cloud
Enterprises in AsiaPac and Japan are embracing cloud computing to keep pace with changing business demands. According to recent research conducted on behalf of HP, the top drivers of cloud adoption are rapid application development (53 percent), enhanced agility to respond to market changes (29 percent) and reduced cost of operations (18 percent). However, if not deployed correctly private cloud delivery models can create complexity, risk and added cost through vendor lock-in.
HP Converged Cloud is the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and solution portfolio based on a common architecture that spans private, managed and public clouds as well as traditional IT. New HP Converged Cloud offerings for APJ 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.
HP CloudSystem Quick Start Kit
The new HP CloudSystem 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. With built-in infrastructure life-cycle management, clients realize increased business agility and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 56 percent.
Based on HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Service Automation, HP CloudSystem –the foundation for the kit – offers clients a choice of operating systems and hypervisors. The kit also integrates HP 3PAR F-Class storage arrays to increase agility and efficiency. Additional hardware, hypervisor licenses, HP CloudStart Solution Services, HP CloudSystem Enablement Services and HP Financial Services can be added to create a complete solution that suits each client’s needs.
HP CloudSystem Solutions
The new 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.
Organizations transitioning to hybrid environments can leverage the solutions to implement cloud services in private cloud environments. Telecommunications service providers can leverage the solutions to generate new lines of revenue by providing Software-as-a-Service offerings.
The new HP CloudSystem Solutions are based on industry- and workload-specific applications that are critical for improving agility, speeding time to market and driving innovation.