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HP offers secure, private cloud for government

HP Enterprise Services this week announced a secure private cloud solution designed to help public sector agencies speed cloud migration, improve service delivery and reduce IT costs.

HP Helion Managed Private Cloud for Public Sector offers a managed, dedicated private cloud that lets  governments set up a shared service model across multiple departments. The managed private cloud, part of HP’s Helion cloud infrastructure portfolio rolled out in early May, allows agencies to act as IT brokers by accessing a Web-based portal to manage consumption and monitor resources, and allowing charge back of costs to departments and business units, the company said. 

Jeff Bergeron, vice president and chief technology officer for HP's U.S. public sector, told FCW the offering is "focused on the unique security requirements mandated by public-sector agencies" and represents a starting point in the transformation to a new way of thinking about IT.

The solution is designed to improve the overall security of agencies over time and to address the unique certification and regulatory compliance needs of the federal government, the company said. Those  include the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) moderate impact level, FISMA high, HIPAA and the Defense Information System Agency Enterprise Cloud Service Broker impact Level-5.

“With a robust hybrid portfolio of enterprise cloud services already in place for commercial clients, our priority has been making sure that they are available to meet government demands,” said Stacy Cleveland, director, Global Practices, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP Helion Managed Private Cloud for Public Sector allows defense, civilian and other organizations to easily adopt HP managed cloud solutions to increase business agility, innovation, and lower their IT costs.”

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