HP Converged Cloud: Leading the Hybrid World
A few years ago, I attended a lecture by a UC Berkeley meteorologist team who talked about lacking the compute resources to process the data collected by all the weather balloons in the atmosphere. To solve the problem, they leveraged external computing resources. Not only were they able to upload all the data instantaneously with no limitations, they were able to share the data with other scientists from all over the world, which resulted in predictive weather maps being created faster than ever before. Through the process, they not only discovered new weather patterns, but stumbled into one of the best disruptive innovations of the decade: cloud computing.
Disruptive innovations such as cloud lead to paradigm shifts that fundamentally open up new possibilities never imagined before. At HP, we want to be a part of these paradigm shifts, helping our customers and partners gain operational efficiency and business agility while speeding innovation.
This is why HP has been delivering cloud solutions for many years and recently introduced Converged Cloud to help customers realize the full potential of the cloud. If you’re just starting to follow us on our cloud journey, I bet you’re probably wondering “what exactly is Converged Cloud?” Well, I’ll be happy to give you a little background.
Our mission through our Converged Cloud strategy is to deliver the cloud that enterprises rely on across private, managed, and public clouds. HP is delivering on this promise by leading organizations on a pragmatic journey to the cloud through a hybrid delivery model that leverages open architecture designed for seamless workload portability, application development, and transformation to enable business agility and new business paradigms.
HP Converged Cloud provides enterprises with the essential foundation of technology and services to build, operate and consume cloud services confidently across multiple cloud environments. By extending the power of the cloud across the full spectrum of infrastructure, applications and information, HP Converged Cloud enables enterprises to create agility, speed innovation, and lower costs.
Our market traction has been building rapidly and cloud is already a significant revenue driver for HP, contributing to growth and innovation for the company. HP is also enabling innovation for thousands of customers and partners around the globe across our HP Converged Cloud portfolio. To date, HP has shown impressive progress with:
- Approximately 1,000 CloudSystem customers in 75 countries
- Thousands of public cloud users
- More than 200 managed cloud customers across 60 countries
- More than 3,500 customers and partners certified
- More than 130 Cloud Centers of Excellence
We only expect this momentum to continue, so keep an eye on this space for many more updates on HP’s journey into the cloud.