I recently had the chance to speak with Roberto Moctezuma, VP, Desktop Solutions Organization for HP about the company's approach to providing its customers with desktop and client virtualization solutions. I've spoken with one of Roberto's team, Tad Bodman, and posted HP and Desktop Virtualization a while back.
HP is one of the few suppliers that offers hardware, software and services that directly address all of the technology contained within the Kusnetzky Group Model of virtualization technology (more about the model can be found here). HP also has a portfolio of partnerships and alliances that offer HP's clients a robust and rich set of options to flesh out a complete virtualization solution.
Roberto explained that HP's targets are the following:
- Making virtualized and physical resources managable
- Helping organizations comply with the ever-growing list of regulations and laws governing various markets.
- Helping organizations be both more flexible and more agile through the use of technology.
- Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
- Reducing operating costs and improving the use of an organization's resources
If I had to pick out a problem, it would be that HP's portfolio is quite rich (read complex) and that could be very confusing to those who haven't made a study of HP's products. It seems that the next mountain HP needs to climb is making their messages and products easier to understand and more accessable to busy executives.