HP Introduces New Services Aimed at Helping Companies Expand into Cloud Computing

Hewlett Packard has introduced new products and services aimed at allowing enterprises to deliver cloud-based services as quickly as possible.

The company said the new offerings, based on the HP Converged Infrastructure, will help organisations get over the barriers thrown up by legacy data centers and rigid IT architectures to deliver on-demand cloud computing services to customers.

HP Technology Consulting Services will provide help with data center strategies to speed up the design and deployment of cloud-based data centers.

The company also announced it has expanded the HP CloudSystem offering which now includes financing services and developer resources. HP also informed that it has opened 100 new HP Cloud Centers of Excellence worldwide. Fifty centres are located in Asia and the Asia Pacific region.

"Clients want our help in speeding their transition to cloud computing with proven methodologies and solutions based on HP Converged Infrastructure so they can increase innovation in their markets and better serve their customers," said HP executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Servers, Storage, Networking and Technology Services, Dave Donatelli.

"Our new offerings clearly reflect the best of HP's skills and technology in driving this evolution for clients, while reducing complexity, costs and risk," he added.