HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes.
The companies plan to deliver new solutions that would be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application
model; advance cloud computing by speeding application implementation; and eliminate complexities of IT management
and automate existing manual processes to lower the overall costs, they said in a joint statement.
"This agreement represents the industry's most comprehensive technology stack integration to date - from
infrastructure to application - and is intended to substantially improve the customer experience for developing,
deploying and managing IT environments," it said.
With this partnership, HP and Microsoft would collaborate on an engineering roadmap for data management
machines; converged, prepackaged application solutions; comprehensive virtualisation offerings; and integrated
management tools, it was stated.