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Easynet moves to the Cloud with HP

London, Thursday 14th March 2013 - HP announced today that Easynet, the network, hosting and cloud integration business, has selected HP to build a secure multi-tenant service platform based on HP Converged Infrastructure to enhance agility. The centralised, virtualised HP environment enhances Easynet’s capability to provide value-added services in a secure cloud infrastructure. As a result, the company can offer global customers a future-ready HP platform that helps companies accelerate their migration to the cloud.

“We wanted to enhance our managed services portfolio and deepen our customer relationships,” says Justin Fielder, Easynet’s CTO. “Updating our secure UK data centres with HP Converged Infrastructure has given us the flexibility to meet our clients’ changing needs. HP offered the best technology over the entire set of solutions needed to enable a secure cloud environment, enabling us to add further value to our customers’ solutions. But this isn’t just about technology: Easynet is now an HP Cloud Agile partner, and as such we can count on HP to help us take our new platform to market.”

Designed in collaboration with HP Infrastructure Consulting, the future-ready HP Converged Infrastructure enables Easynet to accelerate clients’ migration to the cloud. Powered by HP CloudSystem, the scalable, high performance solution allows Easynet to efficiently process data-intensive workloads and speed application performance, significantly improving service levels.

Dual redundant HP 3PAR StoreServ F400 Storage systems have boosted Easynet’s data storage performance and availability while reducing data centre space and energy usage. Tiered storage ensures that the most active data is rapidly accessible while data used less often is automatically moved to lower, less expensive tiers. HP 3PAR StoreServ Thin Provisioning software improves capacity utilisation, allowing Easynet to purchase only the disk capacity they need, as they need it.

HP Enterprise Security Services, coupled with Easynet’s core network protections, ensure the safety and security of their cloud environment, while HP Data Center Care Services provide 24x7 proactive support and rapid response to hardware or software incidents.

The addition of HP Cloud Service Automation will allow Easynet to provision complex infrastructure and applications in minutes, dramatically accelerating the time it takes to bring services to market.

“Never have service providers like Easynet been pressed so hard to deliver more services at a faster rate than in today’s cloud era," says Michael Clifford, Cloud Director, UK&I, HP. “HP Converged Infrastructure enables rapid, agile service and application delivery while driving down costs. Infrastructure convergence is the ideal foundation for cloud computing.”

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About Easynet Global Services
Easynet Global Services combines flexibility, smart sourcing and close relationships with its customers to specify, design, deliver and support managed cloud infrastructures.

Customers include EDF, Sage, FOX, Yakult, Transport for London, Bridgestone, Q Park and Campofrio.

Together with the management team, Easynet is owned by LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital). LDC is the leading mid-market private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.

For more information visit www.easynet.com

Follow us on Twitter: @easynet. Connect with us on Linked In: Easynet Global Services

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