HP has been announced as the latest sponsor of the UKnCloud Awards, established by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) in association with Cloud Pro.
Set to take place on March 11th 2015 at the Plateau, Canary Wharf, the second annual UK Cloud Awards will showcase leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in cloud deployments and solutions the UK and beyond.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, HP is an American multinational providing hardware, software and services to consumers, SMEs and large enterprises. By migrating from traditional monolithic IT architectures to secure, flexible hybrid cloud infrastructures based on HP Helion technology, organisations can reduce costs and enable anytime, anywhere access to data, applications and tools.
“UK businesses are already embracing the New Style of IT facilitated by cloud computing,” said Michael Clifford, cloud director, HP UK & Ireland. “As this trend continues, HP will work closely with the CIF and its members to help end-users make the most of the cloud delivery model, and drive standards in the cloud industry. HP Helion brings together all the benefits and agility of cloud computing, all the possibilities and interoperability of open source, and all the security and reliability that enterprises need to move forward with confidence.”
Alex Hilton, CIF’s CEO, added: “We devised the UK Cloud Awards to recognise the best of the cloud industry and to showcase the best examples of what this IT delivery model can achieve. To have gained the support of such well-respected player in the market as HP is fantastic, and lets us know that we are hitting the right buttons with the industry.”