HP has announced a new service which it claims will help customers design their cloud networks more effectively.
The HP Cloud Design Service will help customers build public and private cloud networks, and link them to non-cloud infrastructures. The consultancy service will also prepare individual assessments of cloud plans and their ability to scale up or down.
"Organisations of all types are struggling to understand how to build a cloud-specific infrastructure that is safe and effective while meeting business objectives," said Alan Wilson, vice president of HP's Solutions Infrastructure Practice.
"HP has the experience to help clients ensure that the design and implementation of cloud infrastructure will deliver the expected benefits today and in the future."
The new consulting service will boost HP's plans to become a full service provider, selling everything from base hardware to advanced analytical and planning services.
"Cloud is entering a period of accelerated adoption, and companies need strategic counsel on the cloud infrastructure design that will best meet their business goals," said IDC analyst Gard Little.
"No matter what path companies want to take to adopt cloud, HP offers a comprehensive set of services that covers complex and heterogeneous environments to help organisations maximise the business benefits."
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