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Cloud leadership that makes a difference

Chris Purcell

Written by guest blogger Ken Spear

 

Bill Gates famously stated that, “…leaders will be those who empower others.” This is true of innovative products, as well as people.  A product that is recognized for leadership should truly empower the user. In the recently published Forrester Wave™ Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013 this leading analyst firm noted that HP had developed a new end-to-end interface that was designed to empower all cloud users – administrators, architects and consumers of cloud services.  “HP stands out from the crowd by providing a clean and navigable interface that wraps substantial breadth and depth of capabilities into the fewest number of interfaces.”

 

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HP went to great lengths with CloudSystem to design an intuitive interface that can provide a rich set of underlying capabilities without complicating what the user sees.  This consumer-inspired experience is designed to improve user productivity through automation and simplicity. In addition to affirming the advantages of this new user interface, Forrester recognized HP’s leadership in categories such as cloud management and self-service access as well as service management and creation.

 

Openness facilitates business agility

Oganizations are adopting the cloud to increase business agility as well as productivity. HP offers an easy on ramp to the cloud that is open and flexible while delivering very fast time to value. CloudSystem supports OpenStack as well the broadest range of hypervisors and public cloud platforms. Forrester also recognized HP as a leader in the following categories: additional hosting options, planned enhancements and third-party ecosystem. They noted that:

 

CloudSystem Enterprise is one of the first OpenStack-based private cloud solutions and, more importantly, HP has effectively used this head start to develop additional capabilities while presenting a clean and navigable user interface.”

 

Download a copy of the Forrester Wave report.

 

This isn’t the first time HP has been recognized for leadership in cloud management. Earlier this year analyst firm Ovum, recognized HP as “the clear leader” in their report entitled, Ovum Decision Matrix : Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution 2013-2014”. They noted that CloudSystem and the related HP software were particularly strong in reporting, integration, virtualization management and financial management. “Ovum believes these to demonstrate a strong bias toward understanding the business perspective of cloud and virtualization management, and using its solution to articulate that value.”

 

To see HP CloudSystem Enterprise and the rest of the cloud solutions in action, come join us at the breakout sessions and demo stations during HP Discover in Barcelona.

 

Chris

 

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Chris Purcell

Converged Susyems, Composable Infrastructure, Cloud, Integrated Management and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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