IT Services Powerhouse Hewlett-Packard has announced that the company plans to further expand its information technology services by offering a new set of ‘Cloud Design Services’.
Industry experts believe that the company is following into IBM’s footsteps by transferring its services from local servers to the ever-growing cloud storage platform that has some of the major players in the tech industry, such as Microsoft and Oracle.
According to several sources familiar with the matter, under the ‘Cloud Design Services’ offering, HP will give private companies a chance to get custom-made private cloud networks that will be tailored to their operational and customer needs.
The company plans to design the cloud networks for companies in such a way that its customers will be able to connect with the network and derive services and information relevant to their requirements.
However, according to some cloud experts, what gives HP an edge over the services offered by IBM and Dell, is the fact that it ‘Cloud Design Service’ will not only design a business-specific cloud computing model for the companies, it will also design them a cloud computing network.
It will be interesting to see how the big players will react to this highly innovative service offered by HP.
HP is quietly morphing into a powerhouse capable of rivalling with HP, Dell and Oracle. It is all too easy to forget that Oracle has now fully absorbed Sun Microsystems and owns an entire hardware platform. It also offers a comprehensive range of services.