PC maker Hewlett Packard (NYSE:HPQ) launched a suite of new products and services for businesses and governments under the cloud computing platform.
Cloud computing is nothing but location-independent computing, under which shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand.
HP said cloud computing is an important and growing platform for Instant-On Enterprises, where everything and everyone is connected. Instant-On Enterprises require IT environments that are flexible, automated and secure, and able to quickly adjust to changing demand.
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.
HP said its new HP Hybrid Delivery solutions provide the benefits of enterprise-grade cloud computing, while meeting the specific needs of businesses and governments.
Cloud computing is going mainstream and HP is leading the way, said Ann Livermore, executive vice president, HP Enterprise Business. HP has the enterprise experience, breadth of portfolio and global service delivery organization to lead our clients through this transformation.
Following are the HP Hybrid Delivery cloud solutions:
HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute: It delivers private cloud as a service from HP's data centers. It provides clients with rapidly deployed, secure computing with scalable IT capacity and delivers all the resources necessary to access a hybrid private cloud.
HP CloudSystem: It is the most complete, integrated system to build, manage and consume services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. It combines the strength of HP's Converged Infrastructure and HP Cloud Service Automation software to deliver unified security, governance and compliance across applications, as well as physical and virtual infrastructure.
HP Cloud Maps: It provides preconfigured catalog objects to automatically provision the optimized application and infrastructure resources. HP CloudSystem enables new cloud services to be up and running in minutes. HP CloudSystem supports HP Cloud Maps.
HP Cloud Discovery Workshop: It helps businesses and governments develop smart strategies and the optimal path for leveraging the cloud. The one- or two-day workshops have multiple modules that cover a wide range of topics, including business model implications, security and identifying the right services for the cloud.
HP Financial Services: It is available for clients building private cloud deployments who want to minimize capital requirements. HP can combine its cloud offerings with financial offerings from HP Financial Services helps clients maximize their financial goals in parallel with their pursuit of advanced technologies.