Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Please click for more information, or scroll down to pass the ad, or Close Ad.
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Vblock™ Systems:
Advanced converged infrastructure
increases productivity & lowers costs.

www.vce.com
Applications
Tame your scariest paperwork. Find Out How
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
HP Targets SMBs with Mobile Infrastructure Solutions
HP Targets SMBs with Mobile Infrastructure Solutions

By Jennifer LeClaire
June 21, 2012 1:48PM

    Bookmark and Share
In a move to improve security, HP is offering Client Virtualization SMB virtual desktop solution. The HP solution includes reference architectures -- such as HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers and client virtualization software from Citrix, Microsoft or VMware -- that protects data by storing user profiles and data on a centralized server.
 


Hewlett-Packard just rolled out something new for small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) concerned about how to secure and manage their infrastructures in the face of a growing mobile workforce. The new solutions are part of the HP Converged Infrastructure.

HP positions its product in light of mobile workforce statistics. With more than 1.1 billion mobile appliances in use worldwide, for example, IDC reports that organizations of all sizes are challenged by the need to access, manage and secure mobile devices and the data generated by them.

According to Gartner research, by 2016, at least 50 percent of business e-mail users will rely primarily on a tablet or mobile client instead of a traditional desktop. The trend to use devices to access e-mail and other business data requires SMBs to prepare their infrastructures to support increased mobility, HP warned.

A Cadre of Solutions

In a move to improve security, HP is offering Client Virtualization SMB virtual desktop solution. The solution includes reference architectures -- such as HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers and client virtualization software from Citrix, Microsoft or VMware -- that protects company data by storing user profiles and data on a centralized server.

Meanwhile, HP Client Virtualization, Analysis and Modeling, a prepackaged service that analyzes the existing IT environment to simplify and speed deployment of virtualization for medium-size organizations and help them embrace mobile technology, aims to help SMBs reduce risk and complexity of client virtualization projects.

HP Transformation Experience Workshop for Mobility, a service that aligns business and IT stakeholders to ensure employees have access to data while upholding security requirements, promises to simplify adoption of mobile technology. The list of services goes on and on, from HP Business Protection solutions to increase uptime to HP Unified Communications & Collaboration tools to improve the mobile workforce's productivity to multi-service routers and switches.

Cobbled Together?

HP was not immediately available for comment, so we turned to Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research, to discuss HP's move into the BYOD space. He told us BYOD -- bring your own device -- is one of the hottest trends in the market. But he wonders if HP is offering too little, too late to compete with the players that have already introduced mobile solutions.

"People do look to HP for solutions. They are one of the comprehensive solutions providers out there," Kerravala said. "But I would have thought this was something they could have gotten out in front of a little earlier. Everyone has jumped on this trend already. Considering the portfolio of products HP has, I would have liked to have seen them lead the market, not follow, which is kind of what I feel they are doing here."

When Kerravala looked at the announcement, he said it appeared somewhat like HP was "cobbling together stuff" rather than launching a well thought out, architected solution for the mobile space.

"Obviously it's better if you have a solution than not have one," he said. "I thought this was a little me-too. But obviously the SMB market is very broad and very diverse, and considering the opportunities in the enterprise space, this is a good place for HP to start."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Applications
1.   Fund Seeks To Head Off Heartbleeds
2.   Salesforce Developing App SOS Button
3.   Hortonworks, Concurrent To Partner
4.   APX Labs Aims To Put Glass in Business
5.   Uber Meets Local Lookalikes in Asia


advertisement
Last Fixes Tuesday for XP, Office 2003
Microsoft closing out support for two.
Average Rating:
Salesforce Developing App SOS Button
Mobile users can get immediate service.
Average Rating:
APX Labs Aims To Put Glass in Business
$10M to fund Skylight app for device.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Tech Giants Fund Initiative To Prevent Future Heartbleeds
Can more funding prevent Heartbleed vulnerabilities in future open-source software? A new Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation is attempting to find out.
 
What Verizon's Data Breach Report Can Teach Enterprises
It’s probably not a jaw-dropper, but cyberespionage is officially on the rise. And the use of stolen or misused credentials is still the leading way the bad guys gain access to corporate information.
 
Top Cyberthreats Exposed by Verizon Report
Beyond Heartbleed, there are cyberthreats vying to take down enterprise networks, corrupt smartphones, and wreak havoc on businesses. Verizon is exposing these threats in a new report.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | Small Business | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.