Hewlett-Packard Making Its Mark In The Cloud With HP Cloud Assure

Hewlett-Packard has made its mark in the cloud computing space with today’s rollout of HP Cloud Assure, a new SaaS designed to help businesses adopt cloud-based services in a secure platform.

HP Cloud Assure is made up of a suite of the company’s software, including HP Application Security Center, HP Performance Center and HP Business Availability Center. HP will also provide enterprises with a team of engineers to perform security scans, test performance, and monitor availability.

The purpose of HP Cloud Assure’s platform is three-fold. The software will maintain security in the cloud by scanning networks, operating systems and web applications. Second, the software will ensure performance by making sure cloud services meet bandwith and connectivity requirements. And lastly, HP Cloud Assure will monitor cloud-based applications for performance issues and ensure increased service uptime and visibility. HP Cloud Assure works in three types of cloud service environments: infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service.

HP is officially throwing its hat into the cloud computing rink with the release of this software.

Here’s what Scott Kapur, VP of SaaS for HP said about the potential of cloud computing for HP.

“There is no question that cloud computing is providing a new set of opportunities for businesses, but it presents new risks as well. With over nine years of SaaS experience and a leading portfolio of solutions in security, performance and availability, HP is uniquely positioned to help assure our customers can leverage the promise of cloud while removing risk from the equation.”