HP targets enterprise with pre-configured IaaS solutions

Seven new pre-configured infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions from Hewlett-Packard Co. are targeted at enterprise customers looking to accelerate their transition to the cloud and are based on HP’s Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

The seven IaaS solutions from HP Enterprise Services are pre-priced and pre-configured to meet diverse enterprise workload requirements, from application development and media sharing to complex ERP solutions, while allowing for better alignment of IT resources to workloads.

“Customers want a simplified experience when finding and implementing workload specific solutions in the cloud,” said Jim Fanella, vice-president, workload and cloud with HP Enterprise Services, in a statement. “Creating pre-configured solutions for the most frequently used workloads make it easier to quickly implement managed VPC solutions and help ease the organization’s transition to the New Style of IT.”

Four virtual server configurations are available for lighter enterprise class workloads and three physical server configurations for business-critical production workloads that require dedicated servers. As it’s a managed service, security and technology updates are applied automatically.

Typical target workloads include application development, file print, non-production and quality assurance, SharePoint, unified communication and custom tools, non-critical customer relationship management (CRM), hosted email and enterprise CRM, Oracle CX, data mining and analytics, data warehousing, and SAP applications, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and Sage.

The new HP Helion Managed VPC solutions are available now with pricing for virtual configurations starting at $76 per month for Bare Metal up to $496 per month for Virtualized Enterprise. Physical configurations start at $800 per month for 8-core physical servers up to $1,000 per month for Physical Enterprise.

“We’ve also streamlined the contracting process with a one page cloud contract, to speed the delivery of enterprise cloud solutions,” said Fanella. “This is another example of how HP is committed to making the on-ramp to HP Helion cloud easier, quicker and more efficient.”

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Jeff Jedras
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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