HP touts new cloud solutions

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HP touts new cloud solutions

Vendor promises elasticity, cost control and risk mitigation.

HP has announced a trio of offerings designed to help businesses and telecoms service providers make the most of their cloud computing investments, claiming that the systems will optimise costs and mitigate risks.

The announcements are backed by new research from the firm which found that enterprises are unsure of the future, and are looking to invest in flexible technology. This, HP said, will include tools that can scale up and down quickly, and help aid communication with technology partners.

The HP survey revealed that 90 percent of respondents see an unpredictable future, and three quarters want to invest in the new tools as a result.

The new releases hope to capitalise on this by giving enterprise customers elasticity, cost control and risk mitigation in their solutions, HP claimed.

"Chief information officers understand the potential business benefits of cloud computing, but are challenged with how best to manage the risks associated with adoption," said Thomas E. Hogan, executive vice president for software and solutions at HP.

"The new HP offerings help assess and mitigate those concerns, driving greater business value by breaking down the adoption barriers related to cost and performance."

The new systems include HP Operations Orchestration, HP Cloud Assure and HP Communications as a Service. The latter is pitched at telecoms firms, but the first two are aimed firmly in the direction of enterprises.

HP said that Cloud Assure would help users keep a firm hold on costs, and ensure that any service level agreements are being met.

HP Operations Orchestration can be used to automate service provision, and add capacity as it is needed via access to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

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