HiberniaEvros in €500k cloud infrastructure deal with HP

6 Sep 2011

HiberniaEvros Technology Group has signed an agreement with HP to acquire HP’s CloudSystem Matrix and HP 3PAR storage. The deal, valued at €500,000, will deliver the back-end technologies to drive the HiberniaEvros Infrastructure as a Service cloud solution.

The HiberniaEvros deal follows HP’s acquisition in September 2010 of storage company 3PAR. This is the first installation of the HP 3PAR storage system combined with HP’s CloudSystem Matrix in the country.

“This technology will enable us to deliver a cutting-edge Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to our customers,” said Brian Larkin, operations director, HiberniaEvros.

“It was an easy decision to invest in this solution as it offers a far greater level of integration, resilience and functionality out of the box than the alternatives available in the market today.”

HiberniaEvros’ €1.6m investment in a new cloud computing division

HiberniaEvros recently announced a €1.6m investment in a new cloud computing division that will create 50 jobs over the next three years.

The new division, which has already signed a number of customers, provides computing on demand to allow companies of all sizes to outsource fully their entire IT infrastructure requirements.

Mark McKeon, head of ESSN, HP Ireland, added: “We are delighted to bring these innovative technologies to Ireland. We have had a close relationship with HiberniaEvros for a number of years now and look forward to continuing to bring the value of HP products and services to them.”

He added that 3PAR delivers a virtualised utility storage platform that allows its users to drive down cloud computing infrastructure, storage and management costs.

“HP’s CloudSystem Matrix fundamentally changes the way technology is used to deliver business services, while also reducing overall infrastructure costs. It is the industry’s first completely integrated and fully converged software, server, storage and networking platform. The software provides a unified management interface to rapidly design, deploy and optimise the application infrastructure.”

HiberniaEvros has been a HP Gold Partner for almost 10 years.

Photo: Brian Larkin, operations director, HiberniaEvros, and Mark McKeon, Head of ESSN, HP Ireland

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years