Just ahead of the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, TX, Microsoft and HP announced a new partnership enabling services and products around a new Modern Infrastructure concept.
The Modern Infrastructure consists of three pillars for integration:
- Virtualization and Private Cloud comprises Virtualization smart bundles and HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft built on HP VirtualSystem VS3 for Microsoft.
- Client Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure uses the HP Client Virtualization SMB Reference Architecture for Microsoft.
- Data Management and Business Intelligence uses the industry-leading HP AppSystem for SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse, HP Fast Track, and Database Consolidation Reference Architectures (RAs).
The three pillars are intended to cover current industry trends. Microsoft and HP see the need to develop a technology model around these buzz terms now, to provide a consistent and comprehensive direction for the future. By laying together the concepts and building integrated solutions, new advances in these areas should fall directly under one of the three pillars, ensuring that a solution exists before a new category is introduced.
HP and Microsoft have also unveiled a Frontline Partner Portal website to accompany the Modern Infrastructure partnership. Touting a 20-year collaborative partnership between HP and Microsoft, the Frontline portal is a tool to enable partners and potential partners to benefit from the Modern Infrastructure in sales and marketable solutions.
Originally posted to the Microsoft/HP Private Cloud web resource