Enterprise information technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has launched its Cloud28+ initiative in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) along with a Unified Cloud Catalogue for the region. Cloud28+ consists of service providers, solution providers, ISVs, systems integrators, distributors, and public entities, which are all working towards making enterprise cloud available to customers across Asia Pacific and Japan.
HPE claims that access to a single, federated catalogue of cloud services ensures that it is possible for users to find the services they need, freeing organizations from the limitations of a fragmented marketplace and fostering agile services, job opportunities, creativity and competitiveness across the region.
The company states that this one-stop-shop for cloud services will help customers better address their right mix of hybrid IT requirements by choosing to work with the partners and cloud environments of their choice. Customers can also partner with Service Providers in the community to resell their own digital offerings and form new go-to-market avenues.
“Cloud is a critical component to ensuring a stronger digital economy in Asia Pacific and Japan,” says Joybrata Mukherjee, Director, Channel, SMB and Service Providers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India.
“Hosted and secured in Asia Pacific and Japan, Cloud28+ gives local and regional organizations the opportunity to find the best mix of services by trusted HPE partners, while allowing partners to demonstrate their unique value add.”
By being a part of this community, enterprises can easily identify and implement the cloud services they need, while complying with local regulations and gain access to knowledge-based portal, where they can share and learn more about cloud-related topics.
Customers can also access community and cloud service catalogue, allowing them find their own right mix of partners and hybrid IT solutions to match their specific workload, industry and data sovereignty requirements.
Interestingly, HPE and Microsoft have also formed a go-to-market alliance with Microsoft through Cloud28+. As a member, Microsoft has stated that it will combine forces with HPE to provide partners with new business opportunities and tools, while accelerating customer business outcomes powered by a rich hybrid IT ecosystem.
HPE states that Cloud28+ is open to all customers to join free of charge. There is no cost to search the catalogue or connect with partners. Customers can submit their request for proposals directly through the Cloud28+ portal for a response from the community.