Leeds Building Society has joined the shared services alliance founded by HP Enterprise Services and the Yorkshire Building Society in September, in a deal that will see the society move its core application for mortgages and savings to the cloud. The deal also marks a growing recognition among the UK’s mid-tier institutions of the power of cloud to help them move with the times.
Enterprises are showing record levels of interest in private cloud solutions, with 55 per cent of IT decision makers planning on building out private cloud infrastructure in 2014 according to new research by Forrester. Lauren Nelson, an analyst at the firm told Business Cloud News that HP’s Open Sack-based platform is leading the private cloud pack on the vendor side, with Cisco, IBM and Microsoft following closely behind. But the research also suggests vendors are mainly lagging in hybrid cloud support, which may give enterprises cause for concern as they figure out how to bridge the private-public cloud divide.
HP released its Q4 financial results for 2013 Tuesday and the company reported revenues of $29.1bn, the best quarter so far this year and the first without sequential decline since the same quarter a year ago. In a call with analysts Tuesday evening HP president and chief executive officer Meg Whitman summed the results up fairly well: “I’m pleased with the progress we have made but we still have a lot of work to do.”
In a bid to bolster its big data offerings to enterprises HP today announced the launch of a new cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering based on HAVEn, the company’s big data analytics platform.
Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) this week announced a shared services alliance that will see the building society’s core mortgage and savings application shift to the cloud, a move which HP Enterprise Services’ vice president of the financial services industry Jeremy Suddards said will become increasingly popular in the financial services sector moving forward.
Swiss hosting services provider Netrics has selected HP and Microsoft to help the company deliver a private infrastructure as a service for systems integrators and SMBs that it says will comply with Switzerland’s stringent data privacy regulations.
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Savvis, the cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider acquired by CenturyLink earlier this year officially launched its Cloud Data Centre services on Thursday, adding its name to the growing list of hybrid cloud service providers.
Machester-based UKFast said on Wednesday that it will be launching what the company claims to be the UK’s largest virtual private cloud service. The service, eCloud, is an elastic virtual private cloud service and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK and is set to hit the UK market sometime this week.
There’s clearly a leak at HP with another internal memo hitting the wires on Tuesday morning, revealing the company’s plans to resurrect its interest in the mobility space. The memo outlines the creation of HP Mobility, a business unit that will focus on the creation of “consumer tablets”.