PHOTO - Vincent Lee country manager Industry Standard Servers, HP Malaysia.
In conjunction with software giant Microsoft's announcement of Windows Server 2012, technology solutions provider HP has expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with a joint private cloud initiative to help Malaysian enterprises along the private journey.
HP Malaysia country manager, industry standard servers (ISS), Vincent Lee said the HP and Microsoft Joint Private Cloud option has optimised, preintegrated solutions based on a deep joint technology development curve, which offers one-stop-shop life cycle sales and support.
Lee said that local organisations were drawn by the possibilities of flexibility and financial benefits of cloud computing but needed options to help them get started quickly while addressing risk areas such as data loss, security and vendor lock-in.
"By providing a clear, proven path along with a single-vendor client experience, HP and Microsoft are greatly simplifying and accelerating the evolution to cloud computing," he said.
"As customers move to private clouds, they are looking for a simplified approach that minimises risks, increases their flexibility and allows for greater cost savings," said Lee. "Through this relationship with Microsoft, we're providing customers with a trusted, single-source experience to provide them an easy on-ramp to cloud."
He said the new HP and Microsoft Joint Private Cloud initiative included:
- Accelerated on-ramp to cloud deployment with new preintegrated solutions and reference architectures
- Simplified management across both physical and virtual environments with comprehensive management integration
- Trusted single-source engagement with Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 available directly from HP
Converged cloud strategy
Lee said the agreement between HP and Microsoft also added to the HP Converged Cloud strategy to extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, providing customers with choice, confidence and consistency. "As the industry's first strategy and portfolio based on a single open architecture, HP Converged Cloud enables the integration of any combination of private, managed and public cloud, as well as traditional IT."
"Because Windows Server 2012 was built from the cloud up, it represents a transformational leap for businesses," said Microsoft corporate vice president, Windows Server marketing, Michael Park. "The HP Converged Cloud solutions with Windows Server 2012 give customers a clear path to go beyond virtualisation and accelerate their journey to the cloud. With this private cloud agreement and more than 30 years of proven cooperation, HP and Microsoft are committed to helping customers drive success for their organisations as they experience the benefits of the cloud."
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