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Primeur weekly 2012-06-11

The Cloud

Bangalore-based bank chooses IBM Cloud for core banking solutions ...

Oracle unveils industry's broadest Cloud strategy ...

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio ...

Dell Boomi eases Cloud integration with Summer 12 release and industry's first crowd-sourced regression testing ...

IBM expands collaborative software development solutions to Cloud and mobile technologies ...

EuroFlash

Still time to save on ISC'12 registration - Register online by June 16 ...

New UK supercomputer to perform astronomical feats ...

New supercomputer at University of Salzburg ...

HP helps Nuffield Health deliver high-quality patient care ...

USFlash

Bart Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model ...

University of Wyoming's Ogden to create computer model of upper Colorado River basin's hydrology ...

University of Wyoming's Wang focuses on optimizing supercomputer, improving reliability of high-performance computers ...

University of Wyoming's Chen to use supercomputer to model seismic events to improve warning system ...

University of Wyoming's Mavriplis goes with the flow when researching aerodynamic designs in computer models ...

Jang-Condell's research focuses on planet formation in solar system, around stars ...

Kobe University to deploy Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as computing system for information sciences ...

Fujitsu to participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ...

HP unleashes the power of Big Data ...

HP achieves record backup performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce ...

IBM boosts Smarter Computing initiative to help customers tackle Big Data ...

SDSC supercharges its Data Oasis storage system ...

Nuclear weapon simulations show performance in molecular detail ...

Rensselaer Supercomputing Center Director to speak on future of American Manufacturing at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in Chicago ...

GNS Healthcare expands membership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center to advance Big Data health care solutions ...

Research helps quantum computers move closer ...

Cook County Court brings order, enhances customer service with HP Thin Clients ...

451 Research announces additions to its analyst team and key promotions ...

HP powers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark ...

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio

5 Jun 2012 Las Vegas - HP has expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the Cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility.

The Converged Cloud portfolio includes solutions for:

  • Delivering converged Cloud services for the airline industry.
  • Building hybrid Cloud environments.
  • Managing the next generation of Cloud applications.
  • Increasing office productivity with Cloud print solution.
  • Closing the IT Cloud expertise skills gap.

Introduced in April, HP Converged Cloud is the industry's first strategy and portfolio based on a single architecture that combines private, managed and public Cloud, as well as traditional IT, to create an environment that can rapidly change based on organisational requirements.

Recent research conducted on behalf of HP suggests that by 2020, senior business and technology executives expect their organisations' public and private Cloud delivery models to nearly double. However, if not implemented properly, these delivery models could yield cloud silos, creating complexity, risk and vendor lock-in.

"Successful organisations need to be able to select the right delivery model for their technology needs whether it be in the Cloud or on premise", stated Bill Veghte, chief operating officer, HP. "HP's Converged Cloud approach provides enterprises choice in delivery model and platform with the confidence in the service delivered via market leading products, coupled with a consistent architecture and experience."

Enabling airlines to quickly introduce new products and services to enhance revenue, HP announced its vision of an "Intelligent Airline Cloud", delivering integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms that meet the specific requirements of airline clients. HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines provides the industry's first hybrid delivery approach to the Cloud.

HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines includes HP Passenger Service Solution, which combines HP's core travel and transportation industry solutions into a single integrated airline reservation and travel SaaS platform. Its two key services, Airline Reservations and Departure Control, helped HP clients board more than 500 million passengers in the past year. The new HP Airline Service Oriented Architecture Platform provides airlines with a modern application-development Platform as a Service (PaaS) to drive rapid development of revenue-generating airline products.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Virtual Private Cloud, an IaaS platform, is delivered from secure and energy-efficient next-generation data centres equipped with HP Converged Infrastructure technology. Leveraging HP's enterprise-grade Cloud computing offering on a per-server basis, airlines are able to scale quickly to meet the needs of the business, reducing capital and operational expenses.

HP extended the "Cloud bursting" capabilities of HP CloudSystem to deliver instant access to additional capacity through HP Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services and Savvis. A core element of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio, HP CloudSystem provides a complete, integrated and open platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, managed and public Cloud environments.

HP CloudSystem Matrix software enables organisations to reduce Cloud deployments from several weeks to one day when building a complete IaaS implementation for virtualized environments. Easily downloaded software runs on all industry-standard servers supported by VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, including HP ProLiant servers.

A new version of HP Cloud Service Automationextends HP's unified solution for brokering and managing application and infrastructure services on HP CloudSystem-based solutions or third-party environments. Clients can increase IT agility and reduce costs via a self-service portal and highly automated service life-cycle management.

The company also bolstered its solutions and partner programs for communications managed service providers delivering Cloud services to their business customers with new versions of HP CloudSystem Service Provider and new members of the HP CloudAgile Service Provider programme.

New HP Cloud Planning Services help clients determine their hybrid delivery options and expedite the planning and analysis phases of Cloud deployments. HP Datacenter Care offers clients customized support relationship through a single point of contact to deploy, help operate and evolve client data centres as they move from traditional data centers to a converged Cloud model.

As clients adopt Cloud environments, applications and business-process performance become intertwined, increasing complexity. HP Application Performance Management 9.2 for Converged Cloud helps clients manage across converged Cloud environments, improving the performance management of Cloud and mobile applications. Significant enhancements to HP Diagnostics, HP Real User Monitor and HP SiteScope allow close collaboration between operations and development teams, while providing extended mobile-monitoring capabilities for applications in Cloud environments.

The updated versions of HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and HP Performance Center (PC) enable organisations to drive enterprise innovation through the continuous delivery of applications with new Lab Management Automation and Continuous Application Performance Delivery features. These new offerings help organisations break down IT silos so they can quickly deliver high-quality, innovative applications for hybrid and Cloud environments.

HP's Cloud printing solution for enterprises, HP ePrint Enterprise 2.0, enables easy, driverless printing from mobile devices to an existing fleet of network printers. Available from HP Printing and Personal Systems Managed Services, HP ePrint Enterprise 2.0 now offers integration with three additional pull-printing solutions, localization in 10 languages and visitor printing capabilities. Apps are available for Android, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry mobile devices.

Research shows that 60 percent of chief information officers believe that the IT expertise skills gap is hampering the ability to execute Cloud strategies and solutions. In an ongoing effort to close the gap, HP ExpertONE, the company's extensive training and certification program for IT professionals, introduced two new Cloud certifications - the HP Accredited Technical Professional for the Cloud administrator and the HP Accredited Solution Expert for the Cloud integrator. These HP ExpertONE Cloud certifications are instrumental in enabling enterprises to transform from product-centric IT to unified service-centric IT that is open, secure, agile and consistent across Cloud and traditional IT services.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-06-11

The Cloud

Bangalore-based bank chooses IBM Cloud for core banking solutions ...

Oracle unveils industry's broadest Cloud strategy ...

HP expands Converged Cloud portfolio ...

Dell Boomi eases Cloud integration with Summer 12 release and industry's first crowd-sourced regression testing ...

IBM expands collaborative software development solutions to Cloud and mobile technologies ...

EuroFlash

Still time to save on ISC'12 registration - Register online by June 16 ...

New UK supercomputer to perform astronomical feats ...

New supercomputer at University of Salzburg ...

HP helps Nuffield Health deliver high-quality patient care ...

USFlash

Bart Geerts hopes to answer mysteries of cloud seeding through supercomputing model ...

University of Wyoming's Ogden to create computer model of upper Colorado River basin's hydrology ...

University of Wyoming's Wang focuses on optimizing supercomputer, improving reliability of high-performance computers ...

University of Wyoming's Chen to use supercomputer to model seismic events to improve warning system ...

University of Wyoming's Mavriplis goes with the flow when researching aerodynamic designs in computer models ...

Jang-Condell's research focuses on planet formation in solar system, around stars ...

Kobe University to deploy Fujitsu PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer as computing system for information sciences ...

Fujitsu to participate in the "RIO+20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ...

HP unleashes the power of Big Data ...

HP achieves record backup performance of 100 TB/hour with HP StoreOnce ...

IBM boosts Smarter Computing initiative to help customers tackle Big Data ...

SDSC supercharges its Data Oasis storage system ...

Nuclear weapon simulations show performance in molecular detail ...

Rensselaer Supercomputing Center Director to speak on future of American Manufacturing at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in Chicago ...

GNS Healthcare expands membership at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Supercomputing Center to advance Big Data health care solutions ...

Research helps quantum computers move closer ...

Cook County Court brings order, enhances customer service with HP Thin Clients ...

451 Research announces additions to its analyst team and key promotions ...

HP powers Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ...

Oracle achieves world record result on SAP for Utilities standard application benchmark ...