HP launches new products to help partners boost cloud services delivery

At its Global Partner Conference, HP unveiled two new Cloud Builder programmes as a part of its Converged Cloud strategy, which aims to grow its cloud services and cloud-related revenue streams.

The new HP Cloud Builder programmes will bring along newer opportunities in the cloud for value-added resellers (VAR) and global system integrators (GSI), the company said. HP's cloud partners will be able to offer their customers a delivery model that straddles private and public cloud ecosystems, making it easier to manage the transition into the cloud.

The Palo Alto, California-based firm also introduced three new "as a service" offerings dubbed HP Cloud Monitoring, HP Cloud Load Balancer and HP Cloud DNS, which can help its global partners optimise their cloud performance, security and experience, HP said.

"All partners need to have a cloud strategy. If they have a cloud strategy that doesn't encompass all the possible use cases of their customers they're going to miss the opportunity," said Dan Baigent, senior director of business development for HP cloud services.

"We're creating a comparable set of technology for private and public cloud platforms for organizations that want to do hybrid cloud," he added.