HP Announces HP Converged Cloud

  HP has announced HP Converged Cloud, the industry’s first hybrid delivery approach and portfolio based on a common architecture spanning traditional IT, private, managed and public clouds.

Engineered for the enterprise, HP Converged Cloud extends the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information to provide:

•Choice – through an open, standards-based approach supporting multiple hypervisors, operating systems and development environments as well as a heterogeneous infrastructure and an extensible partner ecosystem.

•Confidence – through a management and security offering that spans information, applications and infrastructure.

•Consistency – through a single common architecture.

HP Converged Cloud brings together industry-leading HP Converged Infrastructure, HP Converged Management and Security, Converged Information and hardened OpenStack technology.

Research commissioned by HP reveals that organizations are undergoing major shifts in how services are delivered. It also highlights how cloud offerings are increasingly being sourced without IT department approvals.

The survey indicated that more than one in every two enterprises had departments running non-IT-sanctioned cloud solutions, and a full 20 percent indicated they were unsure. With the projected use of private and public cloud models increase by 30 percent by 2020, successful organizations will need to find a way to embrace these solutions without adding additional complexity and risk to their environments.

HP Public Cloud for next generation of web applications – HP Cloud Services will deliver its initial offering, HP Public Infrastructure as a Service, as a public beta starting May 10. The offering provides on-demand compute instances or virtual machines, scalable online storage capacity and accelerated delivery of cached content to end users. As a result, developers are able to deploy services within minutes and pay only for the resources they use.

Managing hybrid delivery environments – HP’s new Cloud Maps extend HP’s integrated, open solution by providing prepackaged application templates that create a customized catalog of application services ready for push-button deployment. Together with HP CloudSystem, HP Cloud Maps can reduce the time to create new cloud services for enterprise applications from months to minutes. 

To further extend the portfolio, HP also announced new HP Engineering Cloud Transformation Services that help product development and engineering design teams confidently embrace the cloud to improve productivity and rapidly bring new products to market. In addition, new Cloud Security Alliance training courses arm clients with the knowledge to avoid potential security implications of cloud solutions.

13-Apr-2012 06:12:52