HP takes wraps off network for cloud services

Just weeks after launching its cloud platform Helion HP has revealed channel partners will have a role in delivering services around it

HP has announced it is launching a new cloud service, working in conjunction with its existing cloud specialist partners as it provides more details of its plans for its Helion.

The vendor revealed plans at an event in Las Vegas about the network, which aims to streamline the use of Cloud network, and revealed that partners have a major role to play.

"Global enterprises grapple with a daunting array of cloud products and services across locations, which creates challenges that include security, data sovereignty, interoperability and quality of service,” said Martin Fink, HP's executive vice president and chief technology officer.

"The HP Helion Network leverages HP’s expertise gained from running OpenStack technology at scale and our ability to unite service providers and technology partners." added Fink, "Together, we’re building a federated ecosystem that enables organizations to deploy services on the right platform at the right time and at the right cost.”

The Helion network is being built to attract clients such as independent software vendors, developers, system integrators and value-added resellers. The aim is to speed up innovation and deliver open standards–based hybrid cloud services which bring a wide range of benefits to both customers and HP partners

When launched, the network will become part of the HP Helion portfolio which was announced last month.

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