Cloud is like life: Plenty of options, but which is the best for you, and your organization?

My 5 year old asked me today, “Why do I have to go to school?  Can’t I work and make money without going to school?”

 

How do you answer that?  Is it as simple as saying “YES!”, or does it need further explanation?

 

If you think of it simplistically – the end result is the same – to make money and support yourself.  However, the route to get there, and the quality of life would be different.

 

I think of cloud in the same way.  You can think of it one step at a time with piecemeal cloud solutions.  Or you can look at the bigger picture and have the end-game in sight so that each decision you make gets you one-step closer on your cloud journey to hybrid delivery. 

 

That’s where HP comes in. HP’s Converged Cloud portfolio is based on open standards and supports multi-vendor, heterogeneous software and hardware.  Today at Discover Las Vegas we announcedexpanded solutions, software and programs for HP CloudSystem that offer organizations unconstrained access to technology through an integrated and open architecture. 

 

By providing both integrated solutions and software only options in HP CloudSystem portfolio, we are giving customers even more onramps to the cloud. They can choose which best fits with their requirements.

 

Here’s just a glimpse of some of the exiting enhancements to HP CloudSystem we announced today to get you on the path to cloud, and to hybrid delivery: 

 

  • Access additional capacity with ‘cloud bursting” of CloudSystem through HP Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services or Savvis
  • CloudSystem software options:
    • For Enterprise clients looking to build Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), CloudSystem Matrix software lets organizations build an IaaS cloud for virtualized environments within a day.
    • For Enterprise clients looking to build Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), HP Cloud Service Automation software provides the industry’s most automated cloud application lifecycle management.
  • Enhanced HP CloudSystem Service Provider solution provides pre-integrated services that enable service providers to bring new services to market in as little as six weeks.

For a simple cloud primer white paper, download Start Small, grow tall:  why cloud now.

Don’t forget… when evaluating the path to building and managing cloud services there is more than one way to get to your goal, but for the best and most robust solution:  Think HP CloudSystem. 

 

Cynthia

 

For more information on HP Converged Cloud visit www.hp.com/go/cloud

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