40 official partners across APJ have already joined one-stop-shop for cloud services
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced the launch of its Cloud28+ initiative in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).
Cloud28+ brings together a community of regional and global commercial and public sector organizations with a single aim to remove barriers to cloud adoption imposed by the fragmentation of the APJ market.
“Cloud is a critical component to ensuring a stronger digital economy in Asia Pacific and Japan,” says Joybrata Mukherjee, Director, Channel, SMB and Service Providers, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India. “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.”
Under the one umbrella, 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.
Enterprises can easily 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.
“HPE and Microsoft are taking a step together to enable the channel in a new way and its ability to compete effectively in a digital, platform-driven world,” said Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Products and Chief Research Officer, IDC. “This is an important partnership for HPE and Microsoft. Combining the power of the HPE channel community through Cloud28+, with all the possibilities of Microsoft Azure Stack, makes for a strong partner value proposition and a compelling environment for customers to more easily engage.”
Cloud28+ is open to all customers to join free of charge. There is no cost to search the catalogue or connect with partners. Likewise, customers can submit their request for proposals directly through the Cloud28+ portal for a customer response from the community. Microsoft ISV and HPE Partner Ready partners will now have immediate member access to Cloud28+, as part of their respective Microsoft and HPE partner programs. There is no cost for partners to join Cloud28+, nor are there any brokerage fees through the platform.