HP announced its partnership with Beijing UnionRead Information Technology, a content distribution network service provider and hybrid cloud operator, to offer cloud services in China.
The global enterprise IT vendor said HP Helion solutions will assist the company to build and operate community clouds for enterprise customers in China.
The deal with UnionRead is a significant step that will enable HP to meet customers’ demand for cloud services in one of the fastest-growing cloud markets in the world. Community clouds based on HP Helion are expected to be available in China next year.
“Community clouds will become increasingly prevalent in China as communities of interest, such as an automotive supply chain or a city government, seek to gain efficiencies and speed by leveraging a common cloud infrastructure,” said Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer, HP.
As per the IT deal, UnionRead will set up a dedicated team to build, operate and support community clouds. UnionRead also plans to deploy HP Helion as the technology foundation that extends across its data centers throughout China.
UnionRead community clouds will offer technical capabilities such as Infrastructure as a service (IaaS); Platform as a service (PaaS); and Software as a service (SaaS).
HP has hundreds of private cloud customers in China.
Robert Mao, chairman, China Region, HP, said: “The HP Helion Cloud operated by UnionRead will provide world-class cloud technologies and services in China, helping enterprise and commercial customers collaborate across industries to benefit from the cloud era.”