Traditional IT is rapidly adopting cloud technology into their offerings as they look to take advantage of the capabilities inherently built into cloud computing. HP is working with enterprise customers to enhance their strategic IT deliverables with a hybrid delivery model. Hybrid delivery is not just hybrid cloud. It also includes traditional IT. So you got private cloud, managed cloud, public cloud and traditional IT sides. A lot of people gloss over that, but as people move to the cloud a lot of workload and apps and services will never move off the traditional environment. All of that — the systems, tools, processes — has to work together. A lot of people gloss over that when they are talking about the cloud: “Ah, you don’t have to worry about all that old stuff.”
Customers and HP partner together to examine the thousands of apps from a portfolio perspective and segment that into SLA blocks. These segments allow the customer to determine the appropriate cloud platform or existing infrastructure for each grouping. Taking that methodical approach and figuring out what apps can go onto the best suited or optimal deployment platform is what hybrid delivery is all about.
Listen to Margaret Dawson, the VP Marketing and Evangelism, at the recent GigaOM Structure conference talk about HP, cloud, OpenStack technology and security.