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HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio

New Solutions Offer Powerful Options to Help Enterprises on Cloud Journey

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today expanded its Converged Cloud portfolio with new offerings that extend the power of the cloud across infrastructure, applications and information, enabling enterprises to accelerate innovation and enhance agility.

Today's announcements include solutions for:


--  Delivering converged cloud services for the airline industry. 
--  Building hybrid cloud environments. 
--  Managing the next generation of cloud applications. 
--  Increasing office productivity with cloud print solution. 
--  Closing the IT cloud expertise skills gap. 

Introduced in April, HP Converged Cloud is the industry's first strategy and portfolio based on a single architecture that combines private, managed and public cloud, as well as traditional IT, to create an environment that can rapidly change based on organizational requirements.

Recent research conducted on behalf of HP suggests that by 2020, senior business and technology executives expect their organizations' public and private cloud delivery models to nearly double.(1) However, if not implemented properly, these delivery models could yield cloud silos, creating complexity, risk and vendor lock-in.

"Successful organizations need to be able to select the right delivery model for their technology needs whether it be in the cloud or on premise," said Bill Veghte, chief operating officer, HP. "HP's Converged Cloud approach provides enterprises choice in delivery model and platform with the confidence in the service delivered via market leading products, coupled with a consistent architecture and experience."

Hybrid cloud for the airline industry

Enabling airlines to quickly introduce new products and services to enhance revenue, HP announced its vision of an "Intelligent Airline Cloud," delivering integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms that meet the specific requirements of airline clients. HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines provides the industry's first hybrid delivery approach to the cloud.

HP Converged Cloud Services for Airlines includes HP Passenger Service Solution, which combines HP's core travel and transportation industry solutions into a single integrated airline reservation and travel SaaS platform. Its two key services, Airline Reservations and Departure Control, helped HP clients board more than 500 million passengers in the past year. The new HP Airline Service Oriented Architecture Platform provides airlines with a modern application-development Platform as a Service (PaaS) to drive rapid development of revenue-generating airline products.

HP Enterprise Cloud Services - Virtual Private Cloud, an IaaS platform, is delivered from secure and energy-efficient next-generation data centers equipped with HPConverged Infrastructure technology. Leveraging HP's enterprise-grade cloud computing offering on a per-server basis, airlines are able to scale quickly to meet the needs of the business, reducing capital and operational expenses.

Building hybrid cloud environments

HP extended the "cloud bursting" capabilities of HP CloudSystem to deliver instant access to additional capacity through HP Cloud Services, Amazon Web Services and Savvis. A core element of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio, HP CloudSystem provides a complete, integrated and open platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build and manage services across private, managed and public cloud environments.

HP CloudSystem Matrix software enables organizations to reduce cloud deployments from several weeks to one day when building a complete IaaS implementation for virtualized environments. Easily downloaded software runs on all industry-standard servers supported by VMware and Microsoft® Hyper-V, including HP ProLiant servers.

A new version of HP Cloud Service Automation extends HP's unified solution for brokering and managing application and infrastructure services on HP CloudSystem-based solutions or third-party environments. Clients can increase IT agility and reduce costs via a self-service portal and highly automated service life-cycle management.

The company also bolstered its solutions and partner programs for communications managed service providers delivering cloud services to their business customers with new versions of HP CloudSystem Service Provider and new members of the HP CloudAgile Service Provider program.

New HP Cloud Planning Services help clients determine their hybrid delivery options and expedite the planning and analysis phases of cloud deployments. HP Datacenter Care offers clients customized support relationship through a single point of contact to deploy, help operate and evolve client data centers as they move from traditional data centers to a converged cloud model.

Managing the next generation of cloud applications

As clients adopt cloud environments, applications and business-process performance become intertwined, increasing complexity. HP Application Performance Management 9.2 for Converged Cloud helps clients manage across converged cloud environments, improving the performance management of cloud and mobile applications. Significant enhancements to HP Diagnostics, HP Real User Monitor and HP SiteScope allow close collaboration between operations and development teams, while providing extended mobile-monitoring capabilities for applications in cloud environments.

The updated versions of HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and HP Performance Center (PC) enable organizations to drive enterprise innovation through the continuous delivery of applications with new Lab Management Automation and Continuous Application Performance Delivery features. These new offerings help organizations break down IT silos so they can quickly deliver high-quality, innovative applications for hybrid and cloud environments.

Increasing office productivity with cloud print solution

HP's cloud printing solution for enterprises, HP ePrint Enterprise 2.0, enables easy, driverless printing from mobile devices to an existing fleet of network printers. Available from HP Printing and Personal Systems Managed Services, HP ePrint Enterprise 2.0 now offers integration with three additional pull-printing solutions, localization in 10 languages and visitor printing capabilities. Apps are available for Android, iPhone®, iPad® and BlackBerry mobile devices.

Closing the IT cloud expertise skills gap

Research shows that 60 percent of chief information officers believe that the IT expertise skills gap is hampering the ability to execute cloud strategies and solutions.(2) In an ongoing effort to close the gap, HP ExpertONE, the company's extensive training and certification program for IT professionals, introduced two new cloud certifications-the HP Accredited Technical Professional for the cloud administrator and the HP Accredited Solution Expert for the cloud integrator. These HP ExpertONE cloud certifications are instrumental in enabling enterprises to transform from product-centric IT to unified service-centric IT that is open, secure, agile and consistent across cloud and traditional IT services.

Additional information about HP's new cloud solutions and services is available at www.hp.com/go/hpdiscover2012.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE:HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


(1)  "HP Research: The Future of Cloud," Coleman Parkes Research Ltd.,      
     February 2012.                                                         
(2)  "Mainframe and the Cloud," The 451 Group and TheInfoPro, May 2011.     

Microsoft is U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

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