|By Elizabeth White||
|June 4, 2012 08:03 AM EDT||
CDW LLC (CDW), a provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, announced it has been designated an HP Cloud Center of Excellence, based upon the expertise of its solution architects and integration of HP systems into CDW’s newly opened Technology Experience Center. The center offers customers live cloud computing demonstrations, which may be viewed real-time from any CDW or customer location, as well as in person at the center.
CDW’s HP Cloud Center of Excellence features HP CloudSystem, a complete and integrated solution to build and manage services across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. In addition to HP servers, the center also includes HP storage and networking solutions, including HP Tipping Point network security offerings.
“CDW is committed to helping our customers with every phase of choosing and implementing the right cloud solution for their IT environment,” said Doug Eckrote, CDW senior vice president, strategic solutions and services. “Through working closely with HP and our Technology Experience Center, we are now equipped to make cloud computing even more accessible to our customers by helping them better evaluate their business needs and to determine strategies for transforming their infrastructure and applications.”
“Organizations are looking for expert guidance as they explore their journeys to the cloud,” said Patrick Harr, Americas vice president, cloud sales and solutions, HP. “At the CDW center, customers can experience first-hand the benefits of HP’s cloud solutions, and work with a trusted partner to select the best solutions for their specific requirements.”
The HP Cloud Centers of Excellence program includes HP Converged Infrastructure solutions, automation software, training and financial incentives to transform channel partner facilities into cloud demonstration centers. For more about CDW’s cloud offerings, please visit http://www.cdw.com/content/solutions/cloud-computing.aspx.