HP has $2 billion to help your clients get into the cloud

LAS VEGAS – Along with a host of new hardware and software offerings designed to help channel partners bring their clients into the cloud, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) now has a focused channel program to help partners go to market with that cloud computing opportunity.

Launched Tuesday at the vendor’s HP Discover user conference in Las Vegas, the CloudAgile partner program offers three tiers and is designed for service providers, telcos and resellers looking to build a cloud business and offer services and value around HP’s cloud infrastructure offerings.

Encompassing HP’s enterprise portfolio of servers, storage, networking, software and services, CloudAgile offers partners closer support from HP’s own direct sales force, go to market support through joint planning and market development funds, and increased access to and support form HP’s technology portfolio and resources.

HP is also budgeting $2 billion through its financing arm worldwide to help customers make the investments necessary to adapt cloud-ready infrastructures.

In this CDN video, HP executives speak more about the CloudAgile program and the opportunities for Canadian partners around the cloud.

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Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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