Some of the biggest vendors have been racing to offer scalable, cloud-based services to firms that don’t have big-league budgets. Datamation takes a look at a barrage of new SaaS offerings on that front from HP.
HP this week rolled out three new on-demand applications designed to make it easier and more cost-effective for telecommunications providers and ISPs to offer cloud-based services to their customers.
In this moribund economy, more and more enterprise customers are embracing the cloud model to shave costs, reduce the time and complexity of bringing new services online and improve their ability to react to business changes on the fly without installing expensive applications and hardware in their datacenters.
According to a recent HP (NYSE: HPQ) survey, 75 percent of CIOs want to invest in more cloud-based systems to increase their organizational flexibility, communicate faster with business and technology partners and to be able to scale those systems up and down to keep pace with changes in the marketplace.
To that end, HP this week unveiled new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings dubbed HP Operations Orchestration and HP Communications as a Service, as well as an update to HP Cloud Assure.