HP Offers Managed Storage in Helion Cloud Platform
The tech giant, which will invest $1 billion over two years in the cloud, looks to broaden the services it's offering in its IaaS solution.Hewlett-Packard is bringing managed storage services to its Helion cloud computing platform, the latest move in its efforts to rapidly expand its infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. HP officials this week introduced Helion Managed Storage to help organizations deal with the rapidly growing amount of data they need to store and the increasing associated costs of doing it themselves. The tech giant is offering a range of services that, like other Helion solutions, can be deployed in a hybrid fashion—on premises, in a hosted private cloud environment or in a public cloud hosted by HP or a partner. The goal is to give businesses a managed solution they can deploy in whatever way they need, that is secure and manageable and is cost-efficient, officials said. HP estimates that enterprises are seeing a 25 percent annual increase in the demands on their storage infrastructures, forcing them to increase capacity in anticipation of that growth by buying storage they might not always need. With HP's Helion Managed Storage services, businesses will get the storage capabilities they need in an infrastructure environment that is flexible and scalable, and can be paid for as demand grows.
"Our Helion offerings are unique from other industry services due to the simplification of file management and interface, performance scalability options and availability of backup services for servers and personal devices," Jim Fanella, vice president of workload and cloud for HP's Enterprise Services unit, said in a statement.