HP has unveiled a suite of services that aim to rationalise applications in businesses. Its Application Transformation portfolio includes services for application modernisation, Windows 7 migration and hybrid cloud deployments. These include private clouds for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
"Legacy infrastructure and applications stifle innovation as they are not properly sourced to meet rapidly changing demands," said Kathy Garcia, senior vice-president, of applications services at HP Enterprise Services. "To increase flexibility and speed time to market, HP draws on its deep legacy expertise, combined with an understanding of the latest technologies and sourcing options to select the right method of delivery for the client."
HP is developing a hybrid delivery model, where hardware, software and services co-exist. "We believe we have the right technology to underpin the cloud. Security products and the application lifecycle management will govern deployment of applications," said Peter Schofield, EMEA practice director at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services.
He said that on the services front, HP can provide hardware services for managed services in the cloud and virtualising desktops. "We can offer outsourcing, blue collar consulting services - the practical end of helping clients bringing the depth of expertise across all our divisions, but we'll also have vertical sector experts."