HP Unveils Cloudstart Storage Solution

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unleashed a new cloud storage package to allow its customers implement cloud computing technology quickly.

HP has unveiled a new cloud storage technology package, dubbed as CloudStart which will allow clients to create private cloud computing environments, technology news website Managing Automation says.

Offered by HP’s Cloud Consulting Services (CCS), the package sports software and hardware products along with specialised consulting services; Cloudstart allows business customers to build private clouds within a month of deployment.

"With CloudStart, HP is enabling clients to optimise applications for private cloud computing today, while providing a platform for a comprehensive, open and hybrid environment in the future," stated Gary Budzinski, senior vice president and general manager at HP technology and services.

The new package will consist of its BladeSystem Matrix server hardware, StorageWorks data storage platform, its Cloud Services Automaton software, and consumer consultation experts from HP Services organisation; the service will be first released in Asia-Pacific region and Japan, followed by a worldwide release by the end of the year.