HP has developed a service called Cloud Design, in a bid to demystify cloud computing and help CIOs plan cloud initiatives into their IT strategies.
HP said the Cloud Design Service aims to help businesses and government departments deploy scalable, cloud-based infrastructures. HP has created a customised cloud infrastructure design blueprint and an implementation plan. This plan includes cost estimates, guidelines for deployment, testing, operational management, service lifecycle management, governance and support.
The Cloud Design Service offers HP's Reference Architecture for Cloud. HP said this acts as a common framework for cloud computing. It accommodates different business requirements, technologies, software stacks and cloud service requirements.
The company has also developed a design blueprint and ITIL version 3 best practices for cloud computing