HP Enterprise Services announced yesterday that HP Enterprise Cloud Services (ECS)–Compute has been expanded to federal, state and local government agencies in the United States to improve agility and responsiveness to rapidly changing business needs by eliminating excess capacity while reducing the cost of IT infrastructure resources.
“CIOs struggle with legacy IT systems and processes that are slow to respond when agencies need to cost effectively innovate and quickly respond to dynamic market pressures,” said Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “ECS–Compute allows federal, state and local governments to reduce operating costs and align IT capacity to meet timely mission demands.”
At the federal level, agencies have the ability to implement Cloud First strategies based on the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and Cloud First Policy issued by the U.S. Government CIO. At the same time, agencies can provide economic, security and reliability benefits using integrated server, storage, network and security resources to adjust IT capacity to address unique mission challenges and meet fast changing demands by paying only for what they need.
HP ECS–Compute for U.S. Public Sector also provides state, local and education organizations with increased flexibility and agility to meet growing citizen and student demands for services.
HP will combine its experience in the public sector, with its expertise in securely integrating and managing complex IT systems and processes while ensuring citizen privacy.
Additionally, HP services such as the HP Enterprise Cloud Services Portal allow convenient management of the cloud environment by providing full operational visibility into performance, availability, and configurations through a secured web-based interface.
HP ECS–Compute for U.S. Public Sector runs on an HP Converged Infrastructure to improve application availability by pooling hardware and software resources to meet business needs.