Tuesday, January 12, 2010

HP and Microsoft Chase Cloud Infrastructure-to-Application Model

HP and Microsoft announced a three-year agreement to pursue a new integrated technology stack that would significantly simplify technology environments for businesses. The companies will collaborate on an engineering roadmap for data management machines; converged, prepackaged application solutions; comprehensive virtualization offerings; and integrated management tools.

Specifically, HP and Microsoft plan to deliver new solutions that will:

  • be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model;

  • advance cloud computing by speeding application implementation; and

  • eliminate complexities of IT management and automate existing manual processes to lower the overall costs.

The new infrastructure-to-application model from HP and Microsoft will be delivered as integrated offerings for large, heterogeneous data center environments as well as through solutions designed for small and midsize businesses.

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