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HP Unveils Cloud Innovations to Help Customers Thrive in Hybrid World
Dec 11 13
HP expanded its cloud portfolio with new solutions and services that offer enterprises greater agility, simplified management and improved security for their hybrid environments. HP is focused on delivering hybrid solutions that bridge traditional IT with private, public and managed clouds. New solutions announced this week build on this strategy, including the introduction of the next-generation HP CloudSystem, HP's offering for building and managing private clouds. Enterprise-grade, open hybrid cloud solutions and services: The next-generation HP CloudSystem includes a new consumer-inspired user interface, simplified management tools and an improved deployment process that enable customers to set up and deploy a complete private cloud environment in just hours, compared to weeks for other private cloud solutions. As the foundation of a hybrid cloud solution, HP CloudSystem bursts to multiple public cloud platforms, including three new ones: Microsoft® Windows® Azure, and platforms from Arsys and SFR. HP CloudSystem integrates OpenStack(TM)-based HP Cloud OS technology, the foundation for HP's hybrid cloud architecture, providing customers a hardened, tested OpenStack distribution that is easy to install and manage. The next-generation CloudSystem also incorporates the new HP Hybrid Cloud Management Platform, a comprehensive management solution that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver secure cloud services across public or private clouds as well as traditional IT. Also launching this week, the HP Hybrid Cloud Management Platform integrates HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) version 4.0 and includes native support for both HP CloudOS with OpenStack and the open-source standard TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications), enabling easier application portability and management of hybrid and heterogeneous IT environments. To help customers architect and implement a hybrid cloud strategy, HP is adding a new hybrid-design capability to its global professional services capabilities. HP Hybrid Cloud Design Professional Services offer a highly modular design approach to help organizations architect a cloud solution that aligns with their technical, organizational and business needs. The new consulting services help customers evolve their cloud strategy and vision into a solution based on delivering business outcomes and ready for implementation. HP is expanding its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) offering, which is already helping hundreds of customers worldwide take advantage of the economics of a public cloud with the security and control of a private cloud solution. The new HP VPC Portfolio provides a range of VPC solutions, from standardized self service to a customized, fully managed service model. All HP VPC solutions deliver the security and control of a private cloud in a flexible, cost-effective, multitenant cloud environment. The latest version of HP Managed VPC now allows customers to choose among virtual or physical configurations, multiple tiers of storage, hypervisors and network connectivity types. As part of its overall hybrid delivery, HP offers HP Flexible Capacity (FC), an on-premises solution of enterprise-grade infrastructure with cloud economics, including pay-for-use and instant scalability of server, storage, networking and software capacity. Now HP FC supports existing customer third-party equipment for a true heterogeneous environment. HP CloudSystem also can burst to HP FC infrastructure for customers needing the on-demand capacity without the data ever leaving the premises. Pricing and availability: All of the HP Cloud solutions and services can be purchased from a single HP cloud sales team or account manager, making it easier for customers to plan and purchase from HP. The next-generation HP CloudSystem will be available worldwide in the first half of 2014. HP Hybrid Cloud Design Professional Services and HP FC are available worldwide with pricing based on geographic location and service customization. Availability of the HP VPC Portfolio varies: HP Public Cloud VPC is available in the United States. HP Managed Virtual Private Cloud is available worldwide and reseller services will be introduced in APJ in December and in other geographies based on market demand. HP Hybrid Cloud Management Platform will be avail able worldwide in January 2014 starting at $19,600.
HP Announces New HP ConvergedSystem and HP Converged Storage Offerings
Dec 11 13
Hewlett-Packard Company has announced new HP ConvergedSystem and HP Converged Storage offerings that reportedly enable enterprises to build next-generation data centers. HP understands what's needed in the data center of the future, and is eliminating IT complexity through its
innovations in the new HP ConvergedSystem portfolio-a family of integrated IT systems purpose-built for key workloads such as virtualization, big data and hosted desktops. The new HP ConvergedSystem products deliver a total systems experience that dramatically simplifies IT, enabling clients to go from order to operations in as few as 20 days. HP also is introducing new solutions that provide the simplest, fastest way to deliver and manage data. These include HP Converged Storage innovations to restore business productivity at record speed, significantly reduce the cost of flash-optimized application performance to generate faster business returns, and simplify application mobility from public to private clouds to deliver secure service levels.
DBI Software Announces New Multi-Faceted Partnership with Hewlett-Packard Company
Dec 11 13
DBI Software announced a new multi-faceted partnership with Hewlett-Packard Company. This partnership pairs DBI's revolutionary database monitoring, tuning, and trending tools with HP's outstanding customer relationships to bring a truly powerful DB2 database support solution to the market. Under this partnership, HP will offer DBI's tools as part of its managed services customer outsourcing agreements to accelerate value for HP clients and, for non-outsourced clients, HP will be a DBI authorized reseller.
HP Announces HP S900 Series Multifunction Printers
Dec 10 13
HP announced the HP S900 Series Multifunction Printers (MFPs), devices that help reduce costs for organizations with high-volume print, copy and scan needs. This suite of devices offers faster printing and scanning speeds to help increase customers' office productivity. And, key HP solutions integrated within the HP S900 Series -- including integrated fleet management, security and document workflow -- help simplify IT management. The HP S900 Series will be delivered exclusively as part of HP Managed Print Services (MPS) and HP Partner MPS agreements, providing customers guidance to optimize, manage and improve their printing assets. The new HP S900 series devices allow HP MPS customers to solve their need for higher-volume devices with a unified, single-vendor HP fleet. MPS helps customers save up to 30% on printing costs while freeing up IT to focus on other priorities. With the introduction of the HP S900 Series, HP offers organizations a suite of MFPs that, when coupled with HP document and device manageability and security solutions, deliver unmatched value through one trusted technology partner. The HP S900 Series includes one monochrome MFP -- the HP MFP S956dn -- and three color MFPs -- the HP Color MFP S962dn, HP Color MFP S951dn and HP Color MFP S970dn -- that produce commercial-quality color prints at speeds ranging from 51 to 70 pages per minute and offer high-volume input capacities of 1,100 to 8,600 sheets. Additionally, robust finishing solutions -- including stapling, saddle stitching, booklet making, hole punching, folding and trimming -- help organizations deliver professional-quality printing while keeping IT costs in line. The HP S900 Series complements the recently announced HP LaserJet Enterprise M800 Series to offer customers expanded choice for department class and light production printing needs. Each device in the S900 Series is equipped with HP's business printing solutions designed to simplify business printing environments. These solutions include HP Web Jetadmin; HP Remote Monitoring; HP Universal Print Driver for remote management; HP Access Control for security, job accounting, and pull printing; and HP Capture and Route for improved workflow and document management.
HP Extends the Design and Durability Leadership of the Premium Line of PC Products
Dec 10 13
HP announced new HP Elite products that further extend the design and durability leadership of the company's premium line of PC products. Understanding the complexities of satisfying these changing work styles, HP offers not only the hardware needed to address business challenges, but also the configuration and deployment services needed to save IT time and money, including: the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 notebook is 16.1% thinner and 7.3 % lighter than the previous generation, while still passing a dozen military-grade tests for reliability and durability, making this Ultrabook(TM)(1)-qualified HP EliteBook one of the sturdiest, thinnest and lightest available. The HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Business Desktop Mini, one of the industry's smallest business desktop PCs, is fully integrated with the latest in power efficiency, security and manageability solutions. It's introduced alongside the HP ProDesk 600 G1 Business Desktop Mini, which is designed to keep users productive and IT operating costs down. The HP EliteDisplay S230tm is HP's first Windows 8(R)-certified touch monitor for business, featuring a 23-inch diagonal multitouch monitor with antiglare glass for viewing in high ambient light conditions. The HP Classmate Notebook PC leverages the latest technology to offer students around the world the most immersive and rewarding educational experience. HP Education Services combines vision consulting, leadership development and teacher training to ensure that technology is leveraged from day one and beyond. HP Configuration and Deployment Services help businesses cut costs, preserve precious time, and stay focused on core competencies with expert device configuration direct from the factory and secure implementation that brings fast, accurate and standardized IT solutions to customers worldwide.