HP 'Instant-On' Bridges Cloud and Data Center

The enterprise IT vendor's 'Instant-On' initiative offers a conduit between cloud services and on-premises data center resources.


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Posted November 3, 2010

David Needle

Cloud computing is hot, but those in-house data centers won't go away anytime soon -- this awareness is the core of HP's new 'Instant-On' strategy. David Needle reports.

To read some of the breathless accounts touting the benefits of cloud computing, you might think most companies have already ditched their traditional on-premises infrastructure and jumped whole hog into the cloud.

But the reality is that the cloud is better-suited to certain applications and, for compliance, security and other reasons, many enterprises aren't ready to transition their computing infrastructure to a set of cloud services powered by systems they don't own.

On Tuesday HP released details of its "Instant-On Enterprise" vision of where computing is heading, coupled with a set of new consulting services designed to help companies get there. It's a vision that includes, but is not limited to, adoption of cloud computing technology.

"Part of our vision is about transforming old applications, not necessarily to the cloud, but to make them more available using new frameworks that can be accessed as a service," Sandeep Johri, vice president of enterprise strategy and industry solutions at HP, told InternetNews.com.

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Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, datacenter, Enterprise IT, HP

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