HP Enterprise Services and Microsoft entered into a global, four-year initiative to offer private and public cloud solutions designed to help organizations rapidly scale new users, shift IT resources from maintenance to innovation and change IT from a capital to operating expense.
HP and Microsoft engineering resources will collaborate to deploy, support and enhance the new solutions.
The solutions will launch globally, with initial availability this month in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
"The new solutions enable organizations in their pursuit of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly," revealed Microsoft.
The solutions include the following:
- Private cloud: HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Messaging, HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Collaboration and HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Real-Time Collaboration deliver Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 productivity applications as a service from HP datacenters around the world.
- Public cloud: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft's Office collaboration and productivity tools, will be delivered by Microsoft through the cloud.
- Hybrid solution: HP will resell Microsoft Office 365 with HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Messaging, HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Collaboration and HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Real-Time Collaboration.