News Advisory: January 26, 2015

Independent Research Firm Ranks HP Private Cloud a Leader in China

HP Helion receives the highest score for strategy

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 — HP today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized HP as a leader in private cloud solutions in China. According to The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions in China, Q1 2015, HP leads for its  high level of competence across all major criteria, as well as the strength of its executive team working with local partners to provide cloud services to Chinese customers.

The Forrester Wave evaluates private cloud solutions from multinational and local vendors based on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Strength of current offering – Cloud management and self-service access, service management and creation, automation capabilities, heterogeneity, contract terms and support, and cost.
  • Go-to-market strategy – Planned enhancements, strategic vision, third-party ecosystem, partnerships, and customer experience.
  • Market presence – Installed base and revenue.

“Private clouds are emerging as a deployment model of choice for enterprises wanting to transform their IT environments while still maintaining control over their data,” said Marten Mickos, senior vice president and general manager, HP Cloud, HP. “Our goal is to be the most trusted partner for enterprise cloud computing in China and around the world.”

A private cloud for one of the fastest growing cloud markets in the world

According to Forrester, adoption of private cloud solutions are gaining momentum in China, with 51 percent of business and technology decision-makers in China planning to adopt private cloud as part of their cloud computing strategy.

HP Helion private cloud solutions provide customers a variety of options to build, manage and deploy cloud services that meet their unique business requirements and enable them to operate in a hybrid cloud environment, including:

  • HP Helion CloudSystem – An open, integrated cloud solution with advanced security features offering enterprises and service providers with tools to quickly build clouds, create and deploy applications, and manage traditional and cloud-native workloads.
  • HP Helion OpenStack – A commercial distribution built on OpenStack® technology, providing an open, scalable, and highly available enterprise grade cloud platform.
  • HP Helion Development Platform – Based on Cloud Foundry® technology and integrated with HP Helion OpenStack, it provides an open, interoperable platform that enables application development and portability across traditional, private, and public clouds.

For more information on HP Helion cloud products and services visit: www.hp.com/helion.

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