HP is to provide up to $2bn
(€1.36bn) of financing for clients planning to move into cloud
computing, via its leasing and asset management subsidiary HP
Financial Services (HPFS).

The financing will be available
to qualified customers looking to acquire and implement solutions
from HP’s Cloud portfolio.

It will include lease
agreements, sale and lease-back arrangements for existing IT
infrastructure, and deferred payment plans.

The move is part of a bid to
encourage companies to become ‘Instant-On Enterprises’, using
technology in all their activities.