May 10, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 10 — HP today made its first public cloud services available as a public beta. Advancing the company's Converged Cloud portfolio, HP Cloud Services deliver an open-source-based public cloud infrastructure with business-oriented features that enable developers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises of all sizes to build the next generation of web applications.
HP Cloud Services offer a public cloud infrastructure along with platform services and cloud solutions. Designed with OpenStack™ technology, the open-sourced-based architecture ensures no vendor lock-in, improves developer productivity, features a full stack of easy-to-use tools for faster time to code, provides access to a rich partner ecosystem, and is backed by personalized customer support.
HP's full suite of public cloud services will enable developers to create the next generation of web services to be built, run and scaled on a global basis, backed with a broad selection of analytics, tools and services.
"Whether you are an independent developer, ISV or the CIO of a major organization, the priority is to design your applications for today's cloud economy," said Zorawar ‘Biri' Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Services, HP. "We will continue to build, integrate and deploy developer-focused features, designed to support a world-class cloud that enables our customers and partners to run and operate web services at scale, on a global basis."
Nearly 40 companies have announced their support for HP Cloud Services, from Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) partners to storage, management and database providers. The rich partner ecosystem provides customers with rapid access to an expansive suite of integrated cloud solutions that offer new ways to become more agile and efficient. The partner network also provides a set of tools, best practices and support to help maximize productivity on the cloud.
This ecosystem of partners is a step along the path to an HP Cloud Services Marketplace, where customers will be able to access HP Cloud Services and partner solutions through a single account. With HP Cloud Services, customers will access new partners and markets.
Companies announcing support of HP's pubic beta today include:
Pricing is available at http://hpcloud.com/pricing.
HP's premier client event, HP Discover, takes place June 4-7 in Las Vegas.
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Source: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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