Hewlett-Packard extends converged cloud portfolio for hybrid delivery environments


Hewlett-Packard (HP) recently extended its Converged Cloud portfolio to help customers succeed in a hybrid world, showing once again a shift towards cloud-based servers because of their drive agility, speed innovation and lower costs.

Some of the new cloud-based solutions, HP CloudSystem and HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) 3.1, provide both the foundation and the necessary management platform for the fast deployment of cloud-based services, while HP Continuous Delivery Automation (CDA) 1.1 fully automates the application release process for applications that use the cloud.

The enhanced functionality of the HP CloudSystem includes managing cloud requirements for cost, security and availability with an open, extensible architecture for heterogeneous IT environments, along with gaining instant access to additional capacity and flexibility for service demands on an as-needed, pay-as-you-go basis. Administration time is cut and development of service offerings is accelerated with the HP Cloud Maps portfolio that has 50 new prepackaged application templates, with a total of 200 templates that allow clients to create custom catalogs of application services ready for push-button deployment.

HP CSA 3.1 provides business clients with a comprehensive, unified cloud management platform for brokering and managing enterprise-grade applications and infrastructures specifically for cloud services. In addition, it ensures business continuity, so in the event of failure, it continues to operate. It can also protect against security threats with HP TippingPoint.

HP CDA 1.1 fully automates the application release process, enabling clients to deliver high-quality applications and eliminate the delays that are traditionally caused by manual transitions between teams during the application life cycle.

“HP is committed to delivering cloud capabilities that enterprises can rely on,” said Jim Merritt, senior vice president, Enterprise Group & managing director, Asia Pacific and Japan, HP. “Today’s announcements enable customers to more affordably and easily take advantage of the agility of the cloud without jeopardizing their enterprise service level agreements.”

69 percent of business and IT executives based in the Asia-Pacific region plan to pursue a hybrid delivery model that encompasses traditional, private, managed and public cloud environments. 61 percent are concerned with vendor lock-in, and 72 percent agreed that portability of workloads between cloud models is important to their cloud implementations.