HP rolls out cloud solutions aimed at Asia

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[/caption] James Jackson, HP vice president for strategic marketing and solutions, joined top local execs, led by HP Philippines managing director Ryan Guadalquiver, in launching the cloud offering at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati City. The HP executives said enterprises in APJ are embracing cloud computing to keep pace with changing business demands since legacy IT was not designed for speed of deployment. 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 said its 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. The cloud offerings for APJ include the HP CloudSystem Quick Start Kit and HP CloudSystem Solutions. The cloud solutions are built on HP CloudSystem, a core element of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio that provides an integrated and open platform for enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, managed, and public cloud environments. The new HP CloudSystem Quick Start Kit provides a 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. 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. According to an HP-commissioned study by IDG Research, more than half (57 percent) of the respondents indicated they needed to reduce the time to provision anew application from months to weeks to yield significant business benefits. Twenty-one percent said they need to reduce new application delivery time from weeks to days. The company said new HP CloudSystem Solutions combine HP CloudSystem Matrix, applications, and HP Cloud Maps to deliver a fast path to cloud enablement for applications on HP Converged Infrastructure. The pre-configured, integrated solutions are based on development, testing, and relationships with independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators and clients.]]>

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