HP unveils Client Infrastructure Services

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HP unveils Client Infrastructure Services

HP has launched a Client Infrastructure Services (CIS) portfolio featuring a slew of enterprise services for customers designed to improve manageability and user productivity while enabling smoother migration to new operating systems and virtual environments.

Alan Wilson, HP’s vice president of Infrastructure Consulting and Tom Norton, director at Microsoft Client Infrastructure Consulting, unveiled the CIS portfolio.

It includes Client Strategy, Client Virtualisation and Client Migration and Management Services. HP said the Client Migration and Management Services were particularly important because businesses need support migrating to Windows 7.

Back in January, HP launched a host of cloud services and now believes the time is ripe for CIS because of greater Windows 7 uptake. Wilson argued that the recession impacted IT spend so companies haven’t upgraded hardware and have until now been working in Windows XP environments.

He also argued that HP has the converged infrastructure in the enterprise space to drive this customer migration to datacentres, cloud and virtualised environments.

Wilson said CIS offered a “hybrid solution” for traditional customers still deploying desktop PCs so it can help them move to virtualised and datacentre workspaces.

"HP's vision is to be the partner for the entire enterprise space. We can tailor our portfolio for our customers," said Wilson.

"From desktop to datacentre, we have the biggest hardware, software and services portfolio for end users," he added.

The services are available globally but only directly from HP at present. Wilson said HP is in talks with partners and would roll out a matured CIS via the channel but would not give a date.

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