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Agents of Change: HP

Jack Loo | Jan. 29, 2013
Singapore’s IDA unveiled its Infocomm Technology Roadmap outlining nine technology trends that will shape the future. We asked various enterprise IT heavyweights for their perspectives on the Roadmap, and next up, we have HP.

As mobility gains further momentum in enterprises, the ability to generate actionable insights from Big Data will support BYOD management. For example, an organisation can capture all of the access point information from mobile devices, through the gateways and firewalls, web servers, applications, etc and track it up to the cloud servers. Thus, if a sales personnel is pulling out data on a customer, the organisation will know what was the information accessed and what was done with it.

Cloud Computing

We understand that customers need a cloud environment which gives them choice.

At HP, we will continue to enhance and extend the HP Converged Cloud. Launched in 2012, it is the industry's first solution that combines private, managed and public clouds with traditional IT to deliver unconstrained access to infrastructure, applications and information anywhere at any time. It is based on an open, standards-based approach supporting multiple hypervisors, operating systems and development environments as well as a heterogeneous infrastructure and an extensible partner ecosystem. It also includes management and security that span information, applications and infrastructure.

In addition, HP provides Enterprise Cloud Services, a flexible, complete family of cloud services designed for enterprise-grade workloads that demand high levels of availability, continuity and security. Our global delivery team can deploy, monitor and manage a client-owned infrastructure within the customer's data centre or in HP's own next-generation facilities.

To aid in the rapid design and designing and deployment of technology services in the cloud, we are providing our expanded portfolio of HP Cloud Maps. Today, there are already more than 200 such templates or cloud service designs that allow clients to create customised catalogs of application services like Microsoft SharePoint and SAP NetWeaver technology. So businesses can get 'push button simple' delivery of these mainstream applications, reducing the traditional time taken from months to days.

Cloud computing will shift from delivering small, consumer-focused services to sustaining secure, predictable and reliable enterprise-scale workloads.

More service providers will offer public cloud as a service to SMBs. Beyond providing infrastructure, they will look at expanding their service offerings to include applications and in time, a more complete ecosystem to their customers. Public cloud adoption among SMBs will rise as they tap the cloud not just for IT infrastructure, but for applications and for putting data into storage for cost effectiveness.

At the same time, private cloud adoption by enterprises is expected to pick up, as businesses look to be more efficient and agile, speeding time to market to drive business growth. In a study commissioned by HP, senior business and technology executives in Asia Pacific expect public and private cloud delivery models at their organisations to double by 2020.


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