Expects to introduce new offering globally in December
HP has introduced CloudStart offering in Asia-Pacific and Japan, which the company claims to be the industry’s first all-in-one offering for deploying an open and flexible private cloud environment within 30 days.
The new offering consists of hardware, software and services to enable businesses deliver pay-per-use services reliably and securely from a common portal, the company said.
According to HP, the new offering has the ability to scale and deploy new services automatically, while its real-time access to consumption and chargeback reports enables clients to operate their private clouds in the same way as in a public cloud.
CloudStart offering is built on its converged infrastructure and comes with HP’s open architecture approach, which allows clients to integrate their private clouds with third-party enterprise portals, public cloud services, usage billing packages and multiplatform resource management.
Supported with HPs BladeSystem Matrix, Cloud Service Automation software and StorageWorks data services, the new offering will enable clients to reduce provisioning times up to 80% with one-touch provisioning across infrastructure, applications and business services.
HP technology services senior vice president and general manager Gary Budzinski said that to better serve the needs of their enterprises, clients are asking the company to help them become internal service providers with the ability to deliver applications through a highly flexible private cloud environment.
"With CloudStart, HP is enabling clients to optimise applications for private cloud computing today, while providing a platform for a comprehensive, open and hybrid environment in the future," Budzinski said.
The company expects to offer the new CloudStart offering globally in December 2010.