PHOTO - Anita Lim, country manager, enterprise servers, storage, networking and technology services, HP Enterprise Business Malaysia.
HP Enterprise Business Malaysia says that the new services and solutions offered by its Converged Infrastructure matrix will help Malaysian businesses realise strong cloud strategies that will help them meet the challenges of getting the most from existing investments, minimising risk and reducing costs.
Organisations are under increasing pressure to deliver IT resources on demand to gain agility, increase competitive advantage and meet customer expectations, said HP Enterprise Business Malaysia country manager, enterprise servers, storage, networking & technology services, Anita Lim, speaking on 21 October 2011.
"Key barriers faced by local organisations trying to adopt new delivery models such as IT-as-a-service and cloud computing include legacy data centres, rigid IT architectures and technology sprawl," said Lim. "Adopting the right cloud strategy for the client's organisation is critical to success."
"Our new offerings help organisations to build data centre services, while HP VirtualSystems solutions and HP CloudSystem programmes assist in streamlining cloud adoption," she said. "The services include HP Technology Consulting Services for helping to form data centre strategy, operations and continuity management as well as to guide the planning, design and building of cloud data centres."
"HP's expanded HP CloudSystem portfolio includes financing, services, developer resources and 100 new HP Cloud Centres of Excellence worldwide - 50 in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.," said Lim. "These centres enable clients to experience HP CloudSystem, the industry's most complete, integrated and open platform for building and managing services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments."
Transforming data centres
Lim said legacy data centres needed critical transformation to make the best of cloud computing. "The data centres must be architected with shorter planning cycles to deliver services instantly, while optimising operations and improving reliability of those services. This requires better alignment, communications and planning across the organisation."
She said sound data centre strategy services help to reduce time-to-transformation by 40 percent by allowing planning, design and building processes to run concurrently.
"In addition, the HP CloudSystem is ideal for enterprises and service providers who want to deliver private and public cloud services ranging from compute to software-as-a- service," said Lim. "With HP CloudSystem, clients can deploy a new cloud service in minutes or hours, not the weeks or months that a manual method requires. New financing, services and developer resources further extend the value of HP CloudSystem."
"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," she added. "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."
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