HP Enterprise Services and Microsoft Corp. have announced a global, four-year initiative to deliver Microsoft“™s communications and collaboration products via the public and private cloud.
Through the public cloud, Microsoft will deliver its collaboration and productivity tool Microsoft Office 365. A Microsoft release said the companies’ cloud solutions will shift information technology from a capital to an operating expense.
“Large organizations, particularly those in regulated industries like financial services and public sector, have demanding functionality and service level requirements,“ said Brandt Faatz, vice president of workplace services at HP Enterprise Services.
The companies said their cloud solutions will be initially available this month in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. HP and Microsoft have worked together for 25 years on technical innovation, according to the release.