New service to operate from UK
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is launching a cloud computing offering for enterprises next month.
Called the HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute, the service is a hybrid private cloud that integrates server, storage, network and security resources for running core applications and processes.
HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute is expected to offer organisations computational services from two HP data centres, one in the US and the other in the UK.
The company will also start offering computing systems for internal use which will operate with the cloud service offering and aid organisations in developing cloud strategies, said executive vice-president Bill Veghte.
Veghte did not mention the pricing, but said it will be based on how many MIPS (million instructions per second) are consumed, in combination of length of contract and amount of services used.
The company has also promised a 99.9% uptime for servers. During unplanned outages, virtual machines will be running again within an hour and physical servers will be running again within seven hours, HP said.
HP said it also plans to offer CloudService, an integrated package of hardware, software and service for building internal clouds. CloudService systems, Veghte said, can be integrated with HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Compute, allowing users to switch workloads between an internal cloud and HP’s.
These new offerings also complements other HP cloud software and services already available, Veghte said.