The HP Cloud Centers of Excellence programme includes HP Converged Infrastructure solutions, automation software, training and financial incentives to transform channel partner facilities into Cloud demonstration centres. By delivering locally accessible Cloud demonstrations and industry-specific expertise, HP channel partners can expand their business opportunities.
For example, on September 14, The Ergonomic Group (EGI) hosted an HP Cloud Center of Excellence grand opening at its Westbury, New York, facility, showcasing Cloud solutions for specific customers such as financial services institutions in the New York metro market.
Cloud Centers of Excellence feature HP CloudSystem, the industry's most complete integrated solution for building and managing services across private, public and hybrid Cloud environments. In addition to HP servers, these centres also include HP Storage and HP Networking solutions, including HP Tipping Point network security offerings, as well as third-party applications.
Beyond serving as a pioneer of Cloud solutions in their markets, HP channel partners make Cloud computing more accessible through HP Cloud Discovery Workshops, helping organisations evaluate business needs as well as determine strategies for transforming their infrastructure and applications. HP and its channel partners enable clients to create Instant-On Enterprises with the power to protect data, defend resources, manage risk and drive innovation.