LAS VEGAS: HP is offering a new set of services for enterprise users and service providers in a bid to push its cloud computing line.
The company outlined its CloudSystem platform at the Discover conference, along with new offerings and education programmes.
CloudSystem is touted as a simplified method for setting up and managing cloud computing deployments, and is central to HP's focus in the market.
The company said that the platform goes beyond traditional cloud computing offerings, and allows for the deployment of specific applications rather than simply providing a virtual machine.
Additionally, CloudSystem will support 'dual bursting', a system which allows companies to plan for expected and unexpected spikes in use and demand for cloud applications.
HP will also said extend the security protection for cloud computing platforms. The company unveiled a Vulnerability Scanning Service and Vulnerability Intelligence Platform to scan for possible flaws in cloud systems and recommend steps to improve security.
Service providers will play a key role in the company's cloud strategy. HP unveiled Communications as a Service, a platform which allows service providers to offer SMBs services such as videoconferencing, automated attendants and call recording.
The cloud update is part of a larger HP strategy to ease companies from traditional infrastructures to hybrid cloud deployments. The company argues that a fast transition to the cloud is neither practical nor feasible for many firms.
"You cannot change the architecture to the cloud between Friday and Monday. It doesn't work," said Jan Zadak, HP executive vice president of sales and marketing. "You cannot transform it in a week or in months or in a quarter."
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