HP and Alcatel-Lucent have announced an expansion of their global alliance to offer solutions for businesses to improve their efficiency.
The pact will cover solutions that help organisations and service providers build network-enabled, distributed cloud solutions to create new business opportunities and greater efficiencies, while improving customer service, the companies said.
According to HP, the partnership incorporates selected Alcatel-Lucent IP routing and optical products into HP’s existing routing and storage portfolios that allow organisations to more efficiently leverage the convergence of IT and telecoms to reduce complexity and achieve greater agility.
Speaking on the latest alliance between the leading tech players, Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, HP enterprise group says “HP and Alcatel-Lucent’s expanded alliance demonstrates our deep joint commitment to help large organizations and service providers transform and disrupt their respective industries and markets. We do this by taking each other’s best-in-class flagship products from our respective IT and networking portfolios, to deliver a unique set of data center and network solutions that reduce complexity, lower OPEX and boost agility to accelerate innovation of new products and services.”
According to Neri, “this expanded alliance with HP allows us to continue doing what we do best – building networks that help meet our customers’ objectives. And it will allow us to leverage the strengths of both companies to increase the value we deliver to those customers,” said Basil Alwan, President Alcatel-Lucent IP Routing and Transport. “Together, we will continue to innovate and offer large enterprises and service providers the industry’s most agile and flexible solutions with the right performance and economics for the cloud era.”