Cloud options for UK public sector organisations

At a time of sustained pressure on budgets, public sector organisations are embracing cloud technology to reduce costs, increase efficiency, deliver new shared services, and to maximise flexibility and choice. HP Helion Cloud helps government departments and agencies seize the cloud opportunity.

There’s no need to compromise choice, manageability or security: we can help you find the right mix of private, hosted and virtual private cloud hosting for your applications.

We can also broker and integrate services from third parties, including SME specialists, to provide a fully integrated Hybrid Cloud solution.

HP Helion Cloud benefits

Reduce cost

  • Take advantage of the economies of scale of the government’s single market.
  • Pay for what you use.
  • Switch from capital costs to operational expenditure.
  • Avoid the risk of expensive over-provisioning.
Improve efficiency

  • Find the best hosting option for each application.
  • Improve compliance, visibility, security and governance.
  • Share more services.
  • Integrate services with unified management.
Increase innovation

  • Free up funding and people for innovation.
  • Launch new services faster.
  • Engage specialist SMEs where they can add most value
  • Embrace open technologies and integrate them within your estate

HP Helion Cloud services

HP Helion Cloud covers a range of infrastructure and management services including:

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HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud for Public Sector (UK) - which provides servers, storage, network and security on demand. Our VPC is hosted in our Wynyard datacentre, which is both ISO27001 and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) certified.
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HP Managed Private Cloud for Public Sector (UK)- which lets you combine the benefits of the cloud with the security and control of a privately hosted, dedicated infrastructure.
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HP Server Management Services - where HP can run your application, along with the infrastructure to support it – servers, storage and networking.

HP understands that Cloud computing is about more than just new ways of hosting applications, so we can also provide a range of complementary services and solutions that help organisations execute their journey to the cloud and maximise the benefits that this new style of IT can offer, including:

  • Helion Cloud infrastructure based on our servers, storage and networking products, which use open technologies such as OpenStack to aid interoperability and client choice.
  • Application development , delivery and support tools to provide an agile, responsive service.
  • Security tools and software including HP ArcSight for security information and event monitoring and the protection offered by our Fortify and TippingPoint products.
  • Cloud orchestration and management tools with HP Cloud Service Automation tools and the HP Standard Reference Architecture toolset for management, reporting and incident resolution.

Choice, confidence and consistency

HP Helion Cloud is engineered for the needs of the public sector and is built on three principles:

  • Choice. HP can play the role of service integrator, bringing its own cloud solutions or brokering a Hybrid Cloud ecosystem with a mixture of HP and third-party systems.
  • Confidence. HP delivers the industry’s broadest cloud solution portfolio, backed by world-class cloud consulting services. This helps you find the right hosting options.
  • Consistency. HP Helion Cloud offers a single common architecture, portability across hosting models and integrated management backed by HP’s experience and technical resources.

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