July 13, 2010 9:45 AM
Just saw an announcement about HP and Microsoft working together to take the complexity out of moving to the cloud, by providing an appliance approach within an organizations data center. I heard about activities in this space for a while, but it’s nice to see it coming to light.
By running Windows Azure and SQL Azure as part of the Windows Azure platform appliance, HP’s customers will be able to move their Windows environments to new technology to achieve rapid scaling of applications and deliver services that are predictable, immediately consumable. Microsoft will provide training on Windows Azure Platform. HP will provide application modernization, migration and integration services, as well as hosting services via an HP data center.
“Customers want to refocus their resources in managing their business and out-task IT processes like software acquisition and maintenance,” said Sean Kenny, senior vice president, Worldwide Applications and Business Process Outsourcing, HP Enterprise Services. “HP is the only technology company that can combine the Windows Azure platform with the industry’s best people, processes and Converged Infrastructure technology to remove the complexity of migrating applications to the cloud.”
Originally posted on The Next Big Thing blog
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|Charles Bess has worked in the Information Technology industry for about 30 years supporting a variety of large organizations and industries. Charlie has performed a variety of formal and technical leadership roles throughout EDS and now HP. He is a licensed professional engineer and in 2002, a senior member of IEEE and was recognized as a Fellow within HP for his focus on value delivery and innovation. Currently he is focused on the Chief Technologist functional relationship between HP and its largest clients. In addition to these activities, Charlie has also worked as a public speaker, advisor to SMUs MBA program and supported engineering and computer science activities at Purdue University and University of North Texas. He’s been blogging on technology and business value related topics since early 2003.|