HPE launches Cloud28+ initiative in APAC

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched its Cloud28+ initiative in Asia Pacific, bringing together a community of regional and global commercial and public sector organizations with the common goal of removing barriers to cloud adoption imposed by the fragmentation of the region's markets.

The creation of a 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, HPE said.

Enterprises can use the portal to identify and implement the cloud services they need, while complying with local regulations. The site is currently available in English, Korean and Japanese.

Beyond searching for cloud and professional searches along a whole host of criteria, customers also gain access to a knowledge-based portal, where they can share and learn more about cloud-related topics. Customers can also partner with Service Providers in the community to resell their own digital offerings and form new go-to-market avenues.

Since worldwide expansion of Cloud28+ earlier this year, 40 HPE partners across APJ quickly became members of the community. Cloud28+ provides partners with innovative ways to grow their visibility and revenue opportunities, while facilitating new business alliances and lowering their marketing costs.

“Cloud is a critical component to ensuring a stronger digital economy in Asia Pacific and Japan,” HPE director of service providers Pradeep Khemani said.

“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.”

HPE and Microsoft have also formed a go-to-market alliance with Microsoft through Cloud28+. As a member, Microsoft 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.

First published in NetworksAsia


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