HP launches cloud assault

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HP launches cloud assault

HP has jumped onto the cloud computing bandwagon by launching three new offerings for business users at its Software Universe event in Hamburg.

According to research commissioned by HP, over 90 per cent of senior business decision makers believe business cycles will continue to be unpredictable in the next few years, prompting 75 per cent of respondents to acknowledge the need to invest in more flexible technology.

The vendor claimed its three latest offerings - HP Operations Orchestration, HP Cloud Assure and HP Communications as a Service (CaaS) - are based on three main principles – elasticity, cost control and risk mitigation.

Thomas Hogan, executive vice president, software and solutions at HP, said: “Chief information officers (CIOs) understand the potential business benefits of cloud computing, but are challenged with how best to manage the risks associated with adoption.

“The new HP offerings help assess and mitigate those concerns, driving greater business value by breaking down the adoption barriers related to cost and performance.”

Frank Gens, senior vice president at IDC said uncertainties still surround the cloud computing hype.

“There is no doubt that the cloud is a disruptive technology, promising enterprises of all sizes the speed and agility of a start-up with the resources and scale of an enterprise.

“Adoption, however is limited by uncertainties surrounding risks and rewards. Customers want assurance and a safe path to cloud adoption that will address potential risks of security, performance and availability, while providing clear ROI.”

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