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HP releases new cloud computing offerings

Hewlett-Packard Co. today announced three new offerings, which it says will help businesses and telecommunicat...


December 16, 2009  


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Hewlett-Packard Co. today announced three new offerings, which it says will help businesses and telecommunication service providers realize the benefits of cloud computing while optimizing costs and mitigating the risk of adoption.

The company said that research conducted on its behalf shows that more than 90% of senior business decision makers believe business cycles will continue to be unpredictable in the next few years. As a result, 75% of the surveyed CIOs acknowledge the need to invest in more flexible technology, be able to scale it up and down rapidly, and communicate faster with technology partners.

“There is no doubt that the cloud is a disruptive technology, promising enterprises of all sizes the speed and agility of a startup with the resources and scale of an enterprise,” said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC. “Adoption, however, is limited by uncertainties surrounding risks and rewards. Customers want assurance and a safe path to cloud adoption that will address potential risks of security, performance and availability, while providing clear return on investment.”

HP Operations Orchestration automates the provisioning of services within an existing infrastructure – whether physical, virtual or cloud based and HP Cloud Assure enables cloud consumers to “right size” their various compute footprints, ensuring all service levels are met at the most optimized and predictable cost.

HP Communications as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud program that enables service providers to offer small- and midsize businesses services delivered on an outsourced basis and priced like utilities.