May 28, 2013 07:45 ET

Customers Adopt HP Converged Cloud Portfolio for Accelerated Business Transformation

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that its Converged Cloud portfolio has achieved significant customer adoption since it was launched a year ago, enabling enterprises around the world to improve agility, speed innovation and lower costs. 

HP announced its cloud strategy in March 2011, and last April, the company consolidated its cloud offerings into the HP Converged Cloud portfolio, offering the industry's first hybrid delivery model based on a common architecture spanning traditional IT, private, managed and public cloud. Since that time, HP has continued to invest in developing technologies for organizations to confidently build, operate and consume IT across all cloud delivery models.

Leading with one of the industry's most comprehensive cloud solution offerings, HP has secured approximately 1,000 HP CloudSystem and 200 managed cloud customers in more than 60 countries, as well as signed on thousands of users for the company's public cloud solution, HP Cloud Services.

Customers experience success with HP Converged Cloud
As organizations rapidly embrace new technology to drive enterprise value, IT environments are under extreme pressure to deliver. With HP Converged Cloud, customers are able to create a flexible IT environment, with choice in delivery model and platform, confidence in management and security, and consistency in a common architecture and workload portability.

Some of HP Converged Cloud customers are saying:

"We needed next-generation solutions that could improve the security and efficiency of our core business -- cinema delivery. HP's business process services, along with HP Enterprise Cloud Services transformed our current methods of cinema delivery with quality, bandwidth and expertise, enabling us to increase service levels to our clients, the film distributors, ensuring they get on screen on time."
--Peter Wright, managing director at Deluxe Digital Cinema EMEA, a global leader in digital cinema services

"Sprinklr is the top-ranked Social Relationship Platform in the market and works with the world's most social global brands. It is absolutely essential that we are able to rapidly respond to threats and exploit opportunities in a world of the empowered social customer. HP Cloud Services provides the flexibility and speed to stay on top of the ever-changing social landscape."
--Murali Swaminathan, chief operating officer at Sprinklr, a leader in campaign management solutions

"To boost efficiency, we wanted to virtualize and automate our data center infrastructure without compromising our high standards for IT and data security. HP CloudSystem Enterprise running HP Cloud Service Automation enabled our specialists to quickly design new multitier application cloud services that our clients can access in minutes of placing the order, streamlining the procurement and deployment processes, and providing us with significant productivity gains."
--Konrad Kandziora, chief executive officer, ITDZ Berlin, Berlin's municipal IT service center

"Latisys needed an Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution with automated provisioning and orchestration to accelerate, simplify and deliver on-demand scalability. HP CloudSystem enabled the company to simplify management of different cloud resource pools via automated provisioning, as well as accommodated diverse customer workloads with a platform that scales linearly without unexpected downtime. Further, as the first service provider to use the OpenStack®-based bursting connector included in CloudSystem 7.2, we are now able to deliver extra capacity and enable HP customers to easily manage uneven service demands."
--Jonathan Sharp, vice president of Marketing at Latisys, a provider of managed hosting and cloud services to enterprises and government agencies, and an HP CloudAgile partner

"As a leading global telecommunication operator, Bharti Airtel today offers a full suite of SaaS and IaaS products on HP Cloud services Aggregation Platform. HP's Aggregation Platform for SaaS is integrated with our existing BSS OSS systems, which allows our customers the ease to locate, subscribe and consume the cloud offerings as per their business needs."
 -- Najib Khan, chief executive officer of Homes & Office at Bharti Airtel, one of the leading global telecommunication operators in India, with more than 130 million subscribers

"As customers look to the cloud, they need a trusted partner with a clear vision and strategy as well as proven experience in delivering industry-leading cloud technology and services," said Saar Gillai, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Cloud, HP. "HP is delivering an end-to-end, Converged Cloud set of capabilities that offers customers the choice, confidence and consistency they need to manage hybrid cloud deployments."

HP's premier America's client event, HP Discover, takes place June 11-13 in Las Vegas.

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