At HP Discover 2011 in Austria, the two companies unveiled their new joint offerings, CloudSystem and Data Center Network Connect.
The Data Center Network solution was developed by the two companies to allow users an easy way to store and move data across networks. According the Alcetec-Lucent website, it “targets the network interconnecting data centers and also optimizes all infrastructure resources, to improve functionality, performance and scalability.” Supposedly, this new solution increases the flexibility of an organization’s infrastructure and lowers costs dramatically when compared to traditional methods. He is a list of benefits from the site:
- Increased network performance with faster, more reliable throughput
- Improved time-to-market through an integrated end-to-end hardware, software and services solution
- Increased uptime by protecting against data loss
- Enhanced flexibility and agility with an open-standard based design
- Reduced total-cost-of-ownership
The other product, CloudSystem, is not brand new like the Data Center Network solution, but it is now being integrated with technology from Alcatel-Lucent. According to HP, the update will
“enable communications services providers to deliver high-value cloud services using carrier-class network and IT. The combination of IT infrastructure, software and telecommunications-grade network lets communications services providers automate the provisioning and management of cloud resources through a highly reliable network.”
It is clear that the announcements of these two products being so close to each other is no coincedence, as they very clearly are meant to interact with each other. For more information on the collaboration between to two companies, go the the site for the HP and Alcatel-Lucent Strategic Alliance and learn more. Be sure to stay updated for future updates, as this collaboration could offer some very interesting possibilities.