HP Announces Pay-Per-Use Network Advantage Program
HP has introduced the HP FlexNetwork Utility Advantage Program, a service that enables communication service providers (CSPs) to offer managed network solutions on a pay-per-use basis.
According to HP, this new program will create new revenue opportunities without capital investment. CSPs will be able to help enterprise customers modernize their network with standard, prepackaged networking solutions – including hardware and software – with no upfront cost. In turn, customers sign a contract with their CSPs for the managed network offerings they need.
HP said that the program enables CSPs to rapidly upgrade and future-proof their customer’s network because it leverages solutions based on the HP FlexNetwork architecture, an open, standards-based architecture that is software-defined networking (SDN) enabled. Thus enterprise customers can "reap the benefits" of using cloud, mobility and BYOD initiatives without having to sink a chunk of their IT budget into network infrastructure management.
"Cloud introduced consumption-based economics for a wide range of business applications," said Bethany Mayer, senior vice president and general manager, Networking, HP. "HP FlexNetwork Utility Advantage Program brings these economic benefits to CSPs as they support their clients to pursue initiatives that drives growth and innovation."
HP said the new FlexNetwork Utility Advantage Program also allows CSPs to deliver a unified wired and wireless local area network (WLAN) solution for cloud services or applications, on a pay-per-use basis.
The HP FlexNetwork Utility Advantage Program is available worldwide through authorized CSPs. Enterprises interested in learning how they can benefit from HP's new program can get more information here. CSPs interested in participating in the HP FlexNetwork Utility Advantage Program can grab additional information provided by HP here.
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