HP joins the Cloud with EASY
Archive CLOUD service from German HP computer center with reviewed data storage and data transmission
Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany), September 28, 2011 – HP Germany now offers revision-proof archiving as a cloud service. This is based on the archive solutions from EASY SOFTWARE AG running in German HP computer centers. The cloud service is not public; it can only be accessed by customers with a contract (hosted private cloud). A review report on regularity of archiving and data transmission as part of the new HP cloud service is available. Anyone who wants to use that service pays a fixed monthly rate, plus a fee per gigabyte memory used. The minimum period is three months. The new cloud service extends the comprehensive “HP Utility Services” suite. This includes standardized and modularized IT services that are obtained on request and are paid as a service.
“Legally compliant archiving is a must; more often than not, however, it’s not part of an organization’s core business, which is why using a standardized service is useful here,” says Gudrun Heim, Director Midsize Business at HP Enterprise Services Deutschland. “Our new cloud offering not only enables customers to save expenditure and costs for installation and licenses; they’re also legally and technically on the safe side.”
The first step is that the new Cloud service is available to archive data and documents from the SAP Business Suite and Microsoft Exchange. It does not matter where the SAP or Exchange systems are running – whether on the customer’s site, in the HP computer center or with another IT service provider. In the case of SAP, for instance, the listed prices for the use of this archiving service amount to a monthly fee of € 635, plus € 1.70 per month per gigabyte memory actually used.
HP will grant discounts to customers committing themselves to accepting a specific volume or adhering to a specific acceptance period.
Data storage and data transmission of HP’s archive cloud service has been reviewed by a third-party company. The review report can be obtained at: http://www.kpmg.de/bescheinigungen/requestreport.aspx?27271 As concerns this new cloud offering, HP Deutschland cooperates with EASY ENTERPRISE SERVICES GmbH (EES), a subsidiary of EASY SOFTWARE AG. EES focuses on servicing the Cloud and OEM market via partnership alliances, both in tandem with Cloud platform operators and computer centers as well as with software manufacturers.
“Our archive solution for SAP and Exchange allows HP to extend its own cloud performance suite with an additional, high-quality service,” says Daniel Redanz, CEO of EASY ENTERPRISE SERVICES GmbH. “End users are now given an offering by HP from a single source to manage and hold their business-critical company data in a revision-proof manner.
Overall, HP offers more than 20 different utility services. These include applications (e.g. SAP, Microsoft CRM), infrastructure (e.g. Virtual Desktop, servers, stores, databases) and messaging (e.g. Exchange, SharePoint). With their modular structure, the HP Utility Services can be individually customized to business requirements. A Web portal allows customers to order the services and cancel them. This gives them an overview of actual usage and costs. The pay-as-you-go model of HP Utility Services enables enterprises to convert fixed costs into variable costs, allowing them to respond fast to economic changes. HP Utility Services are used by several hundred customers in 30 countries.
Images for this press release are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hpdeutschland/sets/72157627647078351/with/6191054393/ For more information on the HP Utility Services, see: www.hp.com/de/us.
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About EASY ENTERPRISE SERVICES GmbH
EASY ENTERPRISE SERVICES GmbH (EES) is a subsidiary of EASY SOFTWARE AG of Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany), a leading developer and provider of cross-platform solutions in the electronic archiving, document management and enterprise content management sectors. EES has been actively operating in the market since early 2011, primarily covering the “CloudComputing” and “OEM” segments within the EASY Group. In the previously mentioned business units EES provides an extensive performance suite beginning with hosting and outsourcing offers, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services through to KPMG-certified OEM archive components. Its activities concentrate on servicing the Cloud and OEM market via strong partnership alliances, both with operators of Cloud platforms and computer centers, as well as with software manufacturers (ISVs).
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