HP has announced a suite of Instant-On products and services aimed at helping enterprise customers adopt a more flexible approach to infrastructure deployment.
Research conducted by HP found that, in the majority of cases, companies are running legacy software over eight years old, and that over half believe that maintaining these systems affects their ability to deliver new services.
Almost 50 per cent of respondents claimed that security concerns and restraints had affected the deployment of services.
To counter this, HP revealed a package of four services as part of its Instant-On offering. HP Application Transformation allows firms to deploy applications that scale to meet demand.
"Applications need to expand and contract with demand to provide an agile and cost-effective infrastructure at all times," Ian Brooks, European head of innovation and sustainable computing at HP, told V3.co.uk.
The infrastructure should be agile enough to ensure that there is no excess capacity when demand is low, he added.
Application Transformation scans legacy source code, removing parts which increase investment but fail to add value and realise what useful data needs to be stored. Brooks claimed that the optimisation of code could bring cost savings of up to 40 per cent.
Brooks also said that the majority of data stored by firms provides little value to the business. This forms part of HP's Information Optimisation which evaluates the cost of storing data and ensures integrity and protection.
While Application Transformation focuses on software, HP's Converged Infrastructure deals with the hardware, allowing a mixture of service delivery methods such as public and private cloud servers.
Chris Coggrave, director of datacentre infrastructure and cloud services at HP, claimed that 18 per cent of all service delivery will be done through public clouds by 2015, with 28 per cent coming from private clouds.
Coggrave sees HP acting as an "IT service broker" for the enterprise, offering a mix best suited to a particular company rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.
HP Enterprise Security provides an holistic approach to security, taking into consideration all stakeholders so that infrastructure can be used to its full capabilities.
With a growing number of devices that connect to a firm's network, the opportunities for a security breach are growing, according to Brooks.
"The more connections there are, the greater the number of routes to attack, " he told V3.co.uk.
HP's Instant-On suite of analysis and evaluation techniques tries to offer a helping hand for companies that need to provide what is being termed an 'agile service delivery mechanism'.
Whether it be to customers or employees, HP claimed that enterprises need to think carefully about how they deploy hardware and software infrastructure in order to attain cost savings.
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