HP helps SFR provide Cloud-based IT infrastructure for French businesses

HP has announced an agreement with SFR to help the French telecom operator generate new revenue by extending the advantages of cloud computing to its business customers.

HP is building a complete cloud services platform designed to enable SFR to offer IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS) with utility-based pricing to small, midsize and large companies.

The HP Cloud Services Enablement (CSE) portfolio for Communications Service Providers (CSP) tightly integrates HP software, hardware and services to simplify and speed cloud services deployments. For IaaS, the compute services offering includes HP Aggregation Platform for SaaS, HP Cloud Service Automation and HP BladeSystem Matrix.

With the HP CSE portfolio, SFR business customers can take advantage of a wide selection of services on demand and access to state of the art IT technology.

Business benefits for SFR customers include predictable operating costs, less capital investment and decreased risk in new technology adoption.

By simplifying the launch of private-public cloud hybrids, HP is enabling SFR to accelerate growth in its enterprise business that already serves 140,000 companies. SFR selected the HP CSE portfolio primarily for one of its key capabilities, rapid time to market.

By leveraging the capabilities of the HP solution, SFR can evolve its offerings beyond IaaS to include additional cloud-based services, such as communications as a service (CaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).

“SFR is providing French companies with cost-effective IT infrastructure, and at the same time, building an attractive business with cloud services enablement from HP,” said Erwan Menard, vice president and general manager, communications and media solutions, HP. “SFR is demonstrating the powerful multiplier effect customers enjoy when advanced HP hardware, software and services are integrated into a complete solution.”

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