HP and Telecom Italia Form Cloud Transformation Partnership

Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Telecom Italia have signed a commercial agreement, which the say “will enable large enterprises and the government sector in Italy to increase efficiency by embracing the New Style of IT”.

Under the agreement, the two companies will offer integrated end-to-end cloud transformation services “to drive business growth, agility and competitiveness”. Customers will be able to leverage the assets of both HP and Telecom Italia for end-to-end management of their cloud transformation, from initial assessment and definition of business case to transformation of IT, applications and business processes.

“Advanced technologies and hybrid cloud infrastructure will provide Italian customers with secure access to platforms and applications on a private cloud or as-a-service basis,” according to a joint statement issued to announce the agreement.

“Traditional IT infrastructures don’t have the capabilities and bandwidth to handle growing levels of information and demand, so organisations need to move to the New Style of IT where cloud delivers round-the-clock connectivity,” said Marten Mickos, senior vice president and general manager, cloud, HP.

“The combined expertise of HP and Telecom Italia will provide organisations with integrated, proven capabilities that can deliver successful cloud transformations. Migrating from traditional monolithic IT architectures to secure, flexible hybrid cloud infrastructures based on HP Helion technology will reduce customer costs and enable anytime, anywhere access to data, applications and tools.”

“The cloud is a critical factor in enabling the digitalisation processes necessary for the growth and development of Italy’s national economic system,” added Simone Battiferri, business director, Telecom Italia.

“Thanks to this partnership with HP Telecom Italia broadens its cloud value proposition for companies and government and enriches its Nuvola Italiana’s infrastructure through the adoption of a further, new technology.”

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