The cloud choices

How do you choose the right cloud solution for your business? We do it together.

At HP, we don't believe in one size fits all. By working with you, we find a solution that's right for your business. The way we configure and deliver your cloud means you can have all the benefits of a more traditional IT environment, blended seamlessly with private, managed private, virtual private or public cloud in a combination that will fit your business like a glove. We call it hybrid delivery, and it's what makes HP Helion Managed Cloud Services different.

There are several types of cloud solutions, each requiring a different approach and offering different benefits. Together we'll determine the best hybrid cloud approach to revitalise your business.

This is a cloud infrastructure that's operated solely for one organisation. It is managed by you either on your own premises or in one of our highly secure data centres.

A recent Gartner poll suggests the main drivers for moving to private clouds are IT agility and speed. They enable you to dynamically scale secure, dedicated infrastructure capacity up and down as needed with ease and speed – in minutes or hours, rather than weeks or months.

Private cloud solutions are used to consolidate, virtualise and centralise all types of business applications. The characteristics of private cloud make them ideal for:

  • Mission-critical service level environments
  • Highly regulated processes or information
  • Cross-application orchestration
  • Tailored business applications, such as supply chain management and resource planning.

Managed private cloud is the same as private cloud, but it's managed by us. HP will configure, deliver and manage your cloud, either within your own data centre or in one of our own global data centres.

Enterprise Resource Planning applications, custom developed applications, internal and external web sites, test and development environments, messaging and collaboration applications, virtual desktop solutions and databases are some of the workloads running on managed private cloud solutions.

Our managed cloud services support your application delivery requirements, with experts monitoring and looking after day-to-day operations to ensure secure, consistent delivery and a responsive, reliable service.

The infrastructure will be 100% dedicated to you. We will deploy and manage the technology based on our extensive security testing and best practices, operating in a collaborative way to help meet your changing business requirements.

In a virtual private cloud environment you use virtual servers and resources with capacity to suit your needs. HP's virtual private cloud provides IT resources and services without the high cost of owning and managing your own equipment or data centre.

This multi-tenant platform is designed and built for business, so high-end applications like SAP and Oracle can be deployed in a secure cloud environment.

We will configure a virtual private cloud for you to scale up and down as your business needs evolve. By partnering with us, you will continually have access to the latest IT cloud services.

With public cloud, you can access publicly available capacity and services from a shared cloud, owned and managed off-premise by a cloud provider.

Public cloud is suitable for mail share, collaboration and time management applications as well as non-critical departmental applications where you have variable or peak demands.

HP's public cloud offers services for organisations that need substantial cloud computing resources. We recently announced significant new features to our public cloud, including:

  • Big data and high-performance computing (HPC) support
  • Custom image upload
  • Bulk import services for cloud storage