The FINANCIAL — HP on September 20 announced integrated private cloud solutions customized for Oracle applications that significantly shorten and simplify the deployment process.
"HP Private Cloud Solutions for Oracle Applications are specifically engineered to support complex, multi-tiered environments, so clients can deploy Oracle applications in hours. The HP hardware and software offerings ship together from HP Factory Express pre-optimized for PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Middleware. Based on HP Converged Infrastructure, the turnkey solutions are easy to buy and install, eliminating guesswork, weeks of configuration time, and minimizing architectural design effort," HP says.
The new HP Private Cloud Solutions for Oracle Applications are based on HP BladeSystem Matrix and enhanced with HP Cloud Service Automation software and HP StorageWorks data services. The solutions offer one-touch application provisioning as well as a self-service portal for delivering Oracle application services on-demand.
With a common management environment for the integrated server, storage and networking infrastructure, clients can significantly reduce maintenance tasks and costs. They also provide automated deployment, monitoring and compliance of Oracle applications.
Through HP Cloud Maps customized for Oracle applications and imported directly into HP BladeSystem Matrix, clients can rapidly populate data and build a catalog of application services for the business.
HP Cloud Consulting Services provide the expertise needed for clients to transform their existing delivery approaches into more efficient shared-services models, including discovery, design and implementation.
“To ensure the best service delivery across an organization, clients need applications and infrastructure to be tightly integrated and IT systems to be tuned to the unique demands of each application environment,” said Mike Crowsen, vice president, Oracle Alliance, HP. “No other vendor has integrated infrastructure for Oracle applications to the extent HP has with its Private Cloud Solutions for Oracle Applications, enabling clients to achieve levels of deployment speed, simplicity and flexibility never before possible.”
“Clients’ application service delivery should be streamlined and simplified, and services delivered more efficiently and securely,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels and Embedded Sales, Oracle. “HP Converged Infrastructure – in particular the new HP Private Cloud Solutions for Oracle Applications – delivers an open, common architecture, managed in a common way that can be optimized for the needs of any application, in any environment.”
Availability and pricing
The solutions will be available worldwide from HP and its channel partner network. HP Private Cloud Solution for PeopleSoft is planned to be available in October and the Oracle e-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Infrastructure solutions is planned to be available by the end of the year.
For under $700,000, the PeopleSoft solution provides enterprise businesses with the complete HP BladeSystem Matrix infrastructure, integrated management, cloud service framework, factory integration and on-site startup services. For an additional cost, clients can engage HP Consulting Services based on individual client requirements. Operating systems and Oracle software are purchased separately.