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HP Launches Helion Managed Services

HP is positioning Helion Managed Services as an alternative to owning and managing storage assets, and says it's different from previous managed services offerings.
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Written by Natalie Gagliordi, Senior Writer on
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HP introduced Wednesday HP Helion Managed Services, a managed cloud storage offering for the enterprise.

HP is positioning Helion Managed Services as an alternative to owning and managing storage assets. The PC maker is also boasting customization, hybrid cloud abilities and cost savings as additional benefits of the Helion managed-service approach.

The service also includes:

  • Block storage high-performance requirements
  • File storage data that is stored and accessed via Internet protocol
  • Object storage for application backup and file modification
  • Server backup for copies of application data and file restore on demand

Jim Fanella, VP of workload and cloud for HP Enterprise Services, admitted that HP has offered a managed consumption base model for more than 14 years, but said the Helion iteration gives users more control over their IT resources.

"Our Helion offerings are unique from other industry services due to the simplification of file management and interface, performance scalability options and availability of backup services for servers and personal devices," Fanella said.

HP has been focusing heavily on the distribution of its Helion OpenStack-based public cloud service since launching the Helion portfolio in May. Just last week the PC maker launched the Helion Network, an effort that aims to combine independent software vendors, developers, integrators and resellers with the company's cloud services. 

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